Upcoming Training 

NJIAAI Fall Training Conference

Harrah’s Atlantic City, NJ October 6th, 7th, and 8th

IAAI-ECT Practicum Offering before conference (see below extra cost)

***Conference Registration Link***


Evidence Collection Technician (IAAI-ECT) Practicum (2 Offerings)

1st Offering:

September 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Middlesex County Fire Academy

1001 Academy Road

Sayrevillle, NJ

***Application for this offering must be received by September 10th***

Registration and Info Link

2nd Offering:

October 5, 2021 (Tuesday prior to NJIAAI Fall Training Conference) at 1:00 p.m.

Harrah’s Casino

Atlantic City, NJ

***Application for this offering must be received by September 17th***

Registration and Info Link


NJIAAI 3 Day Motor Vehicle Fire Investigation Course

November 17-19, 2021


Cape May County Fire Academy

4 Moore Road

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Registration Link


Online Training Opportunities


CFI Trainer

CFITrainer.Net is the online resource for training fire investigators at all levels. The broad-based training modules assist fire investigators in meeting the topical areas contained in NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators. 

CFI Trainer


DCARI Training Series

Training series through Dane County Arson Response Initiative (DCARI).  Through a partnership, these videos that provide fire investigation training are provided free to our members.  Please visit the below link and fill out your information after viewing and testing for credit hours.

DCARI Tested Training CEU’s Series


Update for NFPA 921 of the 2021 Edition

The following video links are updates for NFPA 921 of the 2021 Edition provided 

921 Update Part 1

921 Update Part 2


Training Coordinator

Barry M. Grimm
Training & Education Chairman

Regional Training Committee Members

North Training

Central Training


South Training

Steve Schaffer


New Jersey Chapter Members

The NJIAAI Board Members and Training Committee would like to acknowledge the following members that have achieved the difficult designation and certification as an IAAI-Certified Fire Investigator.  The IAAI-CFI® qualification is a standardized evaluation of a fire investigator’s training and expertise. Investigators applying for IAAI-CFI® certification must complete an extensive application requiring documentation, earn sufficient points for their achievements in education, training, and experience, and pass a comprehensive examination.  For their achievement in the many hours needed and personal time sacrificed, we would like to recognize the following chapter members.

Augustine Tackacs
Carl Bittenbender
Carl Dolente
Chris Pujat
David Kircher
David Meisberger
David Wallace
Douglas Rowell
Eugene Wellington
Frank Poerio
Gary Wasko
George Wendt
G. Daniel Williams
Gerard Piotrowicz
Gerard Trimboli
Jesse Lampf
John Lightbody
Joseph Macones
Joseph Kotora
Julio Posse
Kenneth Kandrac
Kevin Austin
Lou Legregin
Michael Scardino
Mohammad Hatefi
Patrick Earley
Paul Boerner
Richard Wolfson
Robert Carr
Robert Disbrow
Rodman Meyer
Ryan Pierson
Thomas Shemeley
Vincent Knott
Walter Nugent
William Rieger
William Schleck