To our NC IAAI Chapter Members,

Happy 2022!

I again am truly humbled by and beyond appreciative, of everyone’s relentless commitment to our goals at the NCIAAI. I am grateful for everyone’s genuine caring for each other, helping our members, and your dedication to the work we do here every day. 2022 is going to be even bigger and better for our NCIAAI Members!

Reflecting on 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread worldwide, I would like to offer my best wishes to everyone affected. I am also grateful to all those who have been doing their utmost to provide medical care and maintain social functions over the last year. In addition, I wish to express my gratitude once more to our Board and Committee members, who have spared no effort in their work to undertake the activities of our Chapter across the state.

We were able to complete many of our outlined objectives for the year including a very successful Joint Conference with the South Carolina Chapter with over 350 in attendance, multiple successful offerings of the Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony course, and multiple offerings of the Evidence Collection and Documentation course.

Looking Ahead as 2022 Begins

Last year showed me how fortunate I am to work with a team that refuses to give anything less than 110%. Even in the darkest days of the pandemic, NCIAAI’s team rallied beside each other for the sake of our members helping find impossible answers and providing clarity when little else made sense. Thank you to our committee members who selflessly put their schedules and individual priorities aside over and over again to be there for the membership of this chapter. As we move into the new year, we look forward to new challenges ahead as we embark on a new location for the restart of the Spring Conference on May 2, we will also be offering another Evidence Collection course as well as the Expert Witness, Courtroom testimony course. We are diligently working the Training & Education staff at the International to offer the Marine Fire Investigation course in the near future.

We are happy to announce another milestone as the International Training & Education Committee reviewed and approved the NC-FIT program as a program meeting the minimum requirements of the International Association of Arson Investigators Track A FIT requirement. If you have successfully taken the NC-FIT program, you may apply for the IAAI-FIT certification (see information at

We will also be working closely with the Fire Investigation Certification Board to develop new courses to apply to the NC-CFI recertification process and we look forward to working with this group in the new year.

We have named Roger Marion as our new chapter attorney and are looking forward to working with him, he has also assisted with instructing our Expert Witness course over the last 5 years prior to taking the role as Chapter Attorney.

We will be working with WildApricot to develop a Chapter App for individual member use as well as for our chapter events utilizing the mobile app event manager tool.

I am happy to see the calendar go from 2021 to 2022, and I am grateful for those who join me in greeting the new year with hope and optimism. Thank you for being a part of the NCIAAI for there is no NCIAAI without you, our members.

In 2022, we wish you and your family a year filled with peace, prosperity, and health.

May God Bless and keep you,


Wayne DeLancey
President, NCIAAI

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