Controlled inferno

It’s not often you see a house engulfed in flames with fire officers and a bunch of well-dressed men and women standing around calmly watching. But that’s what happened when the Queensland Association of Fire Investigations (QAFI) held a training day in Brisbane. Of course, the location had been specially chosen, and the inferno set up under tight controls, so that adjusters, claims managers and insurers could understand
what happens during a house fire…

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Consideration is also being given to introducing a CFI (Certified Fire Investigator) program in Australia. The program is well established in the U.S. Ross Brogan in his role as IAAI Australian Chapter Liaison is obligated to offer CFI certification to Australian members…

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Honorary Life Membership Awards

In May 1990, the Queensland Chapter of the International Association of Fire Investigators was founded and a small group of people keen on improving the quality of Fire Investigation in Queensland and developing a greater community awareness of fires, met at the first committee meeting. Since then, the QAFI has grown substantially in both its membership and in the magnitude of the projects it undertakes…

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Prosecution of Arson – 1998/1999

The Association was privileged to have Leanne Clare (Director, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions) speak at the AGM on 27 March 2002. Leanne’s
presentation included an analysis of the requirements and obligations of police officers, fire officers and private industry personnel such as the private fire scene
examiner, insurance agents and private investigators in the preparation of an arson case… By: Kate Ridgway

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Computer Modelling Debriefing paper – 2002 Conference

The zonal model predicted to an accurate degree the upper layer temperature in the downstairs compartment (see Figure 1). In the uptairs compartment the
upper layer temperature is overpredicted during fire growth undoubtedly because of the bias towards the workstation side of the room and subsequent localised
flow effects…

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