IAAI Statement

Global Leaders in Fire Investigation®

IAAI Statement

Monday, March 25, 2013
 
The IAAI is aware of recent newscasts and one or more website(s) suggesting IAAI members may have acted improperly in a criminal case in which arson charges were ultimately dismissed. The IAAI is a worldwide organization of professional fire investigators, and issues a rigorous and highly respected fire investigator certification, IAAI-CFI®. We stand behind our Code of Ethics and our conviction that we are truth seekers and not case makers. If any person has a grievance concerning any member of the IAAI, including IAAI-CFIs, that person can commence an Ethical Practices and Grievances proceeding with the appropriate committee within the IAAI. Only where such a proceeding is commenced will the IAAI investigate to determine whether or to what extent an IAAI member or IAAI-CFI® may have violated the IAAI's ethical standard. Other than through this process, the IAAI will not comment upon pending litigation or prosecution, nor will it comment on or respond to accusations concerning its members or Certified Fire Investigators.