Thank you for your trust and support in placing me in the position of president for the year.
Your Board members and Roundtable chair people are committed to bringing you the finest in training and education.
As we wrap up our spring 2014 conference and training, we are already laying plans for our fall 2014 training seminar and know it will meet and exceed the one we just had.
The vehicle fire training was a huge success, with over 250 in attendance. “Rain or Shine, the Training is Fine”. Camp San Luis Obispo rolled out the welcome mat and provided us the needed space to set up our burn site.
I would like to extend a huge Thank You to our expert instructors, Bob Toth, Dave Icove, Steve Mackaig and Alex Wong.
I would also like to thank Jim Allen and Joe Konefal for the outstanding training they provide in keeping us up to date on NFPA 921 and 1033.
Our Expert Witness Testimony class had a full attendance; the students were put through the ringer and sat on the “hot seat” to know what it’s like to put a poor investigation together. Better in the classroom and not in the courtroom. Special thanks to Steve Huchting, Richard Knapp and Wayne Tyson for their continued service in this important class.
The membership had the opportunity to meet our IAAI Executive Director, Deborah Neitch, and two IAAI members running for office. Gary Hodson is running for an opening on the Board of Directors and Chief George Codding is running for 2nd Vice President. It was a nice opportunity to meet members that do so much on the International level.
If you are a member of the IAAI, please remember to go online and vote for new officers. Voting will be open through April 15th.
Please feel free to contact me with any comments on what you would like to have in future training.
Yours in Service,
Tom Pierce, CFI