International Association of Arson Investigators BC Chapter 15

The membership of BC Chapter 15 IAAI consists of public and private sector fire investigators, police and fire personnel, safety authority staff, insurance professionals, military personal, educational institutions and other special investigators. Our goal is to provide information on upcoming training seminars and events, information on where to access further training and professional development resources, links to information sources, provide tools for conducting arson investigations.

Active memberships are presently only $30 per year. We are certain that we provide excellent value for a low professional membership fee! Email Glenn Danks at gdanks(at) to complete your application today if you are not already a member. If you are actively involved in the field of fire investigation within the Province of British Columbia you belong here and we welcome you!


May 8, 2020 in Penticton, BC

Dealing With Fire Investigations Involving Fatalities

“I had the opportunity to attend San Luis Obispo in June 2010 for a 40 hour Fatal Fire Investigations Seminar. This included the utilization of 13 flash frozen cadavers in 10 live burn scenarios.

This involved a variety of circumstances surrounding the individuals, some were traumatic circumstances and some were accidental fires. It was the most fascinating course I have ever taken. I would like to share my experiences with other Professional Investigators and help people understand the expected movements and behaviors of a body when it is subjected to heat. This will include a DVD of a live burn, case study and an exam to cover off material.” – Ray Bryant


08:30 Coffee provided
09:00 Introduction to the course / Expected body reactions to heat / Blistering, limb and bone exposure to heat / Heating the body as a whole / DVD of a live burn
12:00 — LUNCH — BREAK —
13:00 Traumatic injuries / Injuries related to heat / Screening scenes and examining areas
15:00 Case Study/ group interaction and case study/Exam

Speaker Biography:

• Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention and Fire Investigations Vancouver Fire Department.
• Member of Vancouver Fire department for 34 years.
• 20 years in suppression
• 10 years in the Investigation’s Division, 5 years as Captain of Investigations
• Investigated over 1000 fires
• Investigated 23 fatal fires
• Involved in a Provincial Inquest of a triple Fatality in December 2010.
• FPOA Level 1 and 2
• CFEI (Certified Fire Explosives Investigator NAFI)

Location / Cost / Registration:

Venue: Penticton Lakeside Resort Conference Room Salon A
21 Lakeshore Dr. W, Penticton, B.C. (rate details in flyer, linked below)
Cost: Members $95.00 | Non-Members $145.00 | Early Bird Special… save $15 if you book before February 15th, 2020
Please pre-register with names of attendees to mike.richards[at]
Payment will be at the door, by cheque payable to the “City of Penticton”