Welcome to Georgia Fire Investigators Association (8th Chapter IAAI)

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GFIA SEATC in Savannah is NOW OPEN For Registration. Visit IAAI Training Calendar to Register for Training Opportunity. Cost GFIA Members $250 https://www.firearson.com

Investigation Unit of the Year! Congratulations AFD Arson Unit
GFIA Appreciates all of the support from Georgia Arson Control & Ken Lecroy

Georgia Fire Investigators Association

P.O. Box 382 Snellville, Georgia 30078

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The 2022 SEATC in Savannah, Georgia will be held July 25-28, 2022.

Savannah Southeastern Annual Training Conference 

Sunday July 24, 2022 

10:45 am  Golf Tournament Southbridge Golf Course

The tournament will be held on Sunday morning, July 24, 2022 at the Southbridge Golf Course  in Savannah at 415 Southbridge Blvd. ( I-16 exit 160 at Dean Forest Road)

The first tee time is at 10:45 am. Please contact Charlie Mangan at 404-386-3786 if you are planning on playing. Cost is $50.00.

4:00- 6:00 Early Registration

7:00 – 8:00 Registration

Monday July 25, 2022

8:00- 8:15 Opening Ceremony & Comments

8:15- 12:15 Computer Profiling for Fire Investigators Michele Stuart JAG Investigations

12:15-1:15 Lunch

1:15- 5:15 Computer Profiling for Fire Investigators Michele Stuart JAG Investigations

Tuesday July 26, 2022

8:00-12:00 “Challenges to Expert Qualifications, Methodology, & Opinions” David Bridges & Trace Lawless 

12:00-1:00 Lunch

12:00-2:00 GFIA Annual Board Meeting for Board Members

1:00-5:00 Future of Fire Investigations & Roundtable Discussion Randy Watson, Jim Kanavey, David Bridges & Trace Lawless 

Wednesday July 27, 2022

8:00-12:00 Post Blast Investigations (ATF)

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-5:00 Post Blast Investigations (ATF)

Thursday July 28, 2022

Marriott River Street Savannah, Georgia 

8:00-12:00 Investigation of Hood System Operations & Demonstration (Bill Almon)


T&E Chairman-Charlie Mangan email: cmangan@southernco.com

The 2023 Spring Conference will be held at the Jim R. Miller Park Cobb County, Georgia March 13th-16th 2023 Save The Date for 2023

2023 Spring Conference Schedule (24 Hours of Tested Training)

Cobb County Jim R. Miller Park Located at: 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008

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The Georgia Chapter of the IAAI has partnered with the International Association of Arson Investigators to manage our memberships.

Members of the “International” can now add/renew their Georgia Chapter membership in conjunction with their IAAI Membership.

To join the Georgia Chapter, you are NOT required to also join the “International” but we highly encourage you to consider such membership.  Click here for some of the benefits of membership in the “International.”

Visit the IAAI website at https://www.firearson.com/Member-Network/Join-Now.aspx for more information and to join/renew your Georgia Chapter Membership.

The link opens an online form; complete the form by filling out the information boxes/fields.

As you scroll down, for the following sections, use this information:

IAAI Chapter Affiliation:  Georgia

Chapter Membership Number:(Is not Needed)

Membership:  Choose “Chapter Only-Membership in IAAI Chapter.”

Duration: 1 yr

Amount: $25

If you have questions concerning membership, please email membership@firearson.com or contact Kathy Anderson by calling
(800) 468-4224.

Become a Member of GFIA

Interested in becoming a member? Please visit:


You DO NOT have to join IAAI to become a member of the Georgia Fire Investigators Association, but it is strongly encourged

Membership Chair- Chuck Hart email: chart@southernco.com

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