SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING DUES
** Attention Members**
We have been receiving reports of Issues with the membership renewals. We are experiencing some growing pains with the new software integration and are currently working through the issues and we ask that you please be patient while we sort out the problems. So If you have not received a notice of membership renewal, or if you have received a late notice of renewal. Please notify the following :
President Virgil O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Vice President Kevin Oliver at email@example.com
2nd Vice President Wayne DeLancey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Director Tommy Batson at email@example.com
No late fees will be issued during this transition phase.
President O’Neal Thanks you for your patience.
IMPORTANT BY-LAWS CHANGES
Fellow NCIAAI Members,
Your Board has had two virtual meetings. We posted changes to the By-laws on the web site over a month ago. The changes would allow all members to vote for officers and board on line prior to the annual meeting. Hopefully you have reviewed them.
Because of the stay home order, many agencies are not permitted to travel and we would not be allowed to hold a large meeting to discuss the changes. As a result we are going to deal with the changes virtually. Here is the planned schedule:
June 3-12 Members are encouraged to review the proposed changes
June 15-19 Members may submit comments and questions to the Technology Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Committee members are Wayne DeLancey, Tommy Batson, Bill Rogers and Mack Salley.
June 20 you will receive a message from Wild Apricot that will have a ballot. The system will allow you to cast your vote.
June 20-25 voting will be open to the membership.
The link to the changes is below:
Fire Investigator Health and Safety Best Practices
To the Chapter:
I hope all is well with you and your family during these most unique times. I wanted to share a document with the Chapter that was recently approved and released by the IAAI. The document is Fire Investigator Health and Safety Best Practices. It was released on May 4th, 2020, and is available in the IAAI’s member section. A copy of the document is also attached in a pdf. form for those not able to access the international site. This document is an excellent resource for anyone setting up a fire investigation unit, maintaining a unit, or anyone needing documentation for their chain-of-command supporting a training/equipment/personnel request. This document details specifics regarding employers, training, vehicles, and individual investigators as well as appendices with information on respiratory protection and decontamination. Also included in a Reference section at the end that lists the research documents noted in support of their findings which would also be valuable sources of information if needed. Be safe!
Darren A. Solomon
Senior Special Agent/Certified Fire Investigator
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
State Crime Lab Evidence Policy
SBI Response Areas and Contacts
OSFM Response Areas and Contacts
Authorities said Jackson Firefighter Otto "OJ" Love Jr., 47, was shot multiple times after an off-duty car crash
Two children and 17 adults attending a birthday party sought shelter in the garage during a storm
San Francisco saw at least 100 fires Saturday night, with dozens more in nearby counties
The 2-year-old boy, the son of volunteer firefighter, found a gun in a vehicle at the Shackle Island Fire Station
The De Soto Rural Fire Protection District is considering Lt. Ron Wehlage's death a line-of-duty death