President's MessageWelcome to the MNIAAI website. This organization comprises many groups of individuals dedicated to investigating the cause of fire in Minnesota and educating the public regarding the crime of Arson. Membership in our organization consists of a variety of professionals including but not limited to public and private investigators employed by Police, Fire, State Fire Marshal’s Office, Insurance Companies, Law Offices and Engineering Firms. All of us share the common interest in the investigation of fires and the fight against those who commit Arson.
Training is and will continue to be a top priority for our organization. Currently we offer a Fire Investigation Conference in March of each year in St Cloud, Minnesota. This event typically draws approximately 200-250 attendees that receive quality education on a variety of subjects. We also offer a Fall Seminar in September/October. This seminar is a one day training that is offered in different locations throughout the state in an effort to reach those individuals who cannot attend the March Conference, or for those seeking extra education throughout the year. The Training Committee works hard each year to put together these great educational opportunities. In addition to the conference and seminar, we offer other training opportunities such as Burn to Learn and the Hazmat/OSHA initial and refresher course. All training opportunities can be found on the website.
This organization consists of multiple committees that work to advance the fire investigation industry including but not limited to Arson awareness, Arson Rewards Program, Governors Counsel on Fire Prevention, etc. To learn more about the committees and how you can get involved, we invite you to become a member.
Our organization conducts bi-annual meetings for the membership to provide pertinent updates to our industry. Membership in MNIAAI provides many excellent fire investigation training opportunities along with the ability to network with other professionals in the fire field and other related fields. If you are involved directly or indirectly with fire investigations, I encourage you to consider joining MNIAAI. We welcome new members to bring new perspectives and energy to our organization. Click here to join.