Georgia Fire Investigator's Association, Inc.


Southeastern Annual Training Conference - Savannah 

Note the seminar has been moved to a Monday – Thursday cycle instead of Tuesday – Friday! 

July 23 through July 27, 2017 

P.O.S.T. & Firefighter Standards training credits pending with test available through at the completion of the seminar  

The Seminar registration fee is $200.00 for members and $250.00 for non-members. You must be a member before June 25th, 2017 to receive the member rate. 
The IAAI is handling pre-registration therefore please contact the IAAI office at 800-468-4224 or go online at to register. 
Sunday July 23, 2017 
3:00pm – 6:00pm – Registration in Lobby 
12:00pm – Golf Tournament at Southbridge (Contact Charlie Mangan at 404-386-3786 if you are interested in playing)
Monday July 24, 2017 
7:00am – 8:00am – Registration in Lobby 
8:00am – Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Address 
8:30am – 12:00pm – Jeremy Neagle - ATF Laboratory – Gas Appliances  
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch on your own 
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Continuation of Morning Session 
Tuesday July 25, 2017 
8:00am – 12:00pm – Elayne Pope - Forensic Anthropologist - The Effects of Fire on the Human Body 
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch – on your own 
12:00pm – 1:00pm – GFIA Board Meeting 
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Continuation of Morning Session 
5:00pm – GFIA General Meeting  
Vendors will be set up in the lobby all day 
Wednesday July 26, 2017 
8:00am – 12:00pm – Jamie Novak - Electrical Fire Causes and Gas Explosions 
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Annual GFIA Luncheon and Installation of Officers 
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Jamie Novak - Unusual Burn Pattern Interpretation and Flash Over 
Thursday July 27, 2017 
8:00am – 10:30am – John Lowrimore – GPSTC - Proper Use of Unmanned Drones in Fire Investigations 
10:30am – 12:00pm – Bryan Cash -Tools of the Trade 

The GFIA is sponsoring the K. G. Davis Scholarship to GFIA public safety members who live and work in the fire investigation field within the state of Georgia. The Georgia Arson Control Board is sponsoring the Jim Swindell Scholarship.

The complete requirements for applying for each of these scholarships can be found by clicking HERE

For More Conference Information Contact

Kevin Cunningham: 404-580-0783 or 
Teresa McAfee: 770-713-8108  


Hotel Information:

Savannah Riverfront Marriott
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah GA 31401
Phone: 912-233-7722 - PLEASE TELL THE OPERATIOR YOUR ARE WITH THE GFIA CONFERENCE to get the conference room rate of $ 125.00/night (parking is included). Note that the final cut-off date for this conference room rate is June 23, 2017.

Click HERE to make your room reservation