Queensland Association of Fire Investigators Inc.

The QAFI, founded in 1990, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the discipline of fire investigation.

It provides a forum for those with an interest in all aspects of fire investigation to interact and provides education opportunities for its members.

The QAFI promotes professionalism and is the peak body for fire investigators in Queensland.

The Queensland Association of Fire Investigators Inc. (QAFI) is Chapter No. 59 of the International Association of Arson Investigators Inc. (IAAI), based in St. Louis, USA. In the United States of America, the IAAI has a major role and influence in the fire investigation community where it certifies qualified fire investigators. It has developed with the dominant influence from within the Fire and Police Services and other Government agencies.

By way of contrast, the QAFI has had a very strong Insurance Industry input, with a lesser input, particularly in early days coming from the Police and Fire Services. As a result, our chapter has taken quite a different approach to strategies directed towards the control of the dramatic loss of life and property, which accompanies fires.

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