I would like to welcome you to the California Conference of Arson Investigators (CCAI) website. CCAI is a group of dedicated, hard-working and talented individuals devoted to the quality education of those responsible for investigating the cause of fires and the prosecution of arson. Our membership consists of investigative professionals from both the public and private sectors: fire, police, insurance industry, law offices, utility companies, educators and engineering firms. Regardless of our employer, we share the common goal of the accurate determination of the origin and cause of a fire and the fight against those who set them.
I have two goals I would love to accomplish during my term as President (2015-2016):
- Increase our membership numbers
- Increase the quality training opportunities available to our members
As I see it, these two goals are accomplished hand-in-hand, and with your assistance, completely reachable. Our membership will grow as our training product expands. Over the past two years, we have made some major changes to our Roundtable program. We have expanded our Roundtable locations to 18 and each coordinator has committed to four local training opportunities each year. Each of the trainings provided comply with NFPA 921 and will help get you/keep you compliant with NFPA 1033.
I encourage you to take a look at our new Roundtable format. We now list all scheduled Roundtable training opportunities statewide with one click on the Upcoming RT Training tab. You are welcome to attend any Roundtable anywhere in the state. Are you receiving emails from your local training coordinator? Email any one of them from the Roundtable Coordinator tab and ask them to add you to their list. Looking for a specific training topic? Want to host a training day locally? E-mail your coordinator.
Please reach out to your colleagues and share with them the benefits of being a member of CCAI. Include those you know in the fire service, law enforcement, insurance industry and any others that would benefit from a quality, multi-disciplinary fire investigation training. If you have any ideas on how we may better serve our membership, or increase our membership numbers, please share them with us.
Stay safe out there,