Mark your calendars for the

Terrence Hoyle Northern Zone Training Conference

March 31 and April 1, 2016

Details and registration will be available soon

 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!

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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:


– Mark your Calendars –

Terrence Hoyle Northern
Zone Training Conference

Friday, March 31and Saturday, April 1, 2017

Elgin Community College’s new
Center for Emergency Services

Buxton/Mazzone Southern
Zone Training Conference

Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017
Swansea, IL


2017 Annual Training Conference

September 24-27










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