33rd Annual Training Conference

September 25 – 28, 2016

Click HERE for the information flyer


Stay safe and hope to see you there!

Click HERE for General Meeting Minutes from September 14, 2016

 Congratulations Illinois Chapter !!

Due to all of your hard work, dedication, and teamwork, the Illinois Chapter was presented with the James L. Smith Outstanding Chapter Award for 2015-16.

There are only 79 IAAI Chapters, so this honor should not be taken lightly!

Important Membership Announcement

April 8, 2016 . Membership access to IL-IAAI has been updated. Emails with your USERNAME went out April 8, 2016. **IF YOU DID NOT GET AN EMAIL PLEASE NOTIFY


If you received the email, click on the RESET YOUR PASSWORD and follow the prompts.   When you have reset your password, login HERE to the members login page and you will be able to see the Members Only pages. On the members login page ALSO PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION. 

If you do not see your profile information it just means that your membership subscription shows as EXPIRED in our database and it needs to be paid, updated, or corrected. If we got the wrong date, please accept our apologies! This is the new site and the new database may have missed your recent payment.

As always, to become a member or renew your membership visit the International site. The Enhanced Membership option allows you to become a Chapter member as well as an International member. There may be a month lag for updates from the International site.


Already a member? Then Login!



Several board positions will be voted on at our Annual Training Conference, in September. Qualified candidates need to be nominated and vetted, as per our by-laws and SOPs. Please login and navigate to the 2016 Spring newsletter, page 5, for the nomination form.

Illinois Chapter – IAAI

The Illinois Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators website is designed to keep our membership informed about the latest news in our organization.

Thanks to our Chapter Sponsors!

Training and tools

  • Contact Information for all the Zone Directors and Board of Directors.
  • Training information including registration forms.
  • Training Kits
  • Membership Information and by-laws.
  • Links to other organizations.
  • Make sure to sign up for our electronic newsletter below and check our special announcements.


Help fight the crime of arson and keep our communities safe.

To report suspected arson, call the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s arson hotline at:

To report suspected insurance fraud or arson call the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s hotline at:


Illinois Chapter IAAI

Annual Training Conference

September 25-28, 2016

Further details to follow HERE.

College of DuPage Fire Science

DuPage County Fire Arson Task Force

Fire Investigation Modules

Starting this October. Fall 2016 Fire Arson Flyer COD


Evidence Collection Technician Practicum

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Champaign, IL.

Registration will be through the International’s website. firearson.com

Courtroom Testimony Class-

to be held during the IL-IAAI ATC, September 26-28, 2016. This class will meet the requirements for IAAI-CFI certification.

This class may be full. Please contact Greg Gurney for further information and questions.




August 20 & 21

Free Hands-On Scene Inspection Training

Click HERE for flyer



North Maine FPD demonstrates how sprinklers protect occupants and reduce property damage at their recent open house.
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Arson Hotline and Response Criteria

Law enforcement and the fire service can request an Arson Investigator and/or K-9 Team, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at

An OSFM Arson Investigator should be called when:

  • There is a death or serious injury.
  • The property involved incurs a large dollar loss.
  • The property involved is state property, federal property, or school property.
  • Local authorities have determined the cause to be suspicious or incendiary.
  • Local authorities cannot determine the cause and/or origin of the fire.
  • Conducting the investigation by local authorities may be or could be considered a conflict of interest.
  • Other unusual circumstances exist.

Contact Us

Drop us a line anytime, and one of our board members will respond to you as soon as possible

Illinois Chapter IAAI        PO Box 558007         Chicago, IL   60655-8007