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President – Jacquie Link

Dear CAFI Members,

As Spring 2016 winds down and we look forward to the  upcoming Summer months the CAFI Executive is reflecting  on the positive changes to our Association in the past year,  including the re-introduction of the Canadian Certified Fire  Investigator Level C (CCFI-C) designation.

By now, professionals involved in fire origin and cause investigations in both Canada and the United States are aware of the importance of inter-related NFPA documents 921 and 1033 and that these two documents are consistently relied upon by courts during legal proceedings as the authoritative resource for the proper methodology and job performance requirements to conduct a fire investigation.  The CCFI-C designation was specifically designed to meet those requirements.

By obtaining tested accreditation through a recognized fire-related association such as the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators, individuals in both the public and private sectors are able to provide proof of their credentials to the courts, employers and clients that they possess the required knowledge and professional qualifications that are required to conduct origin and cause investigations based on the most current industry standards and guidelines.  

Congratulations to the many CAFI members who have recently obtained the CCFI-C designation using either Track A or Track B and to those who have qualified for recertification.  If you haven’t yet submitted your application to be eligible for the CCFI-C designation please go to the CCFI-C website page for more details and registration information.

By the time you read this you should have received a survey from CAFI.  We want to know your opinion about training and professional development and how CAFI can best meet your needs and provide value to our members.  The feedback received from this survey will remain confidential (as outlined in our Privacy Policy) and will provide the basis for the CAFI Board of Directors to develop a strategic plan with the goal of adding value to your CAFI membership through various vehicles, one of them being more opportunities for training and knowledge-sharing.

We appreciate your input and thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to complete our survey that will help us respond to your membership requirements and expectations. 

The CAFI Executive is looking to develop new strategies to achieve goals and explore options to determine the best plan of action, and to develop new ways to involve more members and provide educational and networking opportunities, for ALL Canadian professionals involved in fire investigation. 

For more information about training opportunities that are currently in development please check out the article in the most recent edition of The Journal from our Training Committee.

CAFI is the voice of fire investigation in Canada and our membership includes professionals

 from both the public and private sectors.  There is strength in numbers and CAFI wants to hear your voice.  We encourage our members not only to get actively involved but also to encourage your colleagues to join us.  

We currently have openings on the National and Regional committees and welcome nominations to fill those spots.  If you are interested in one of the open positions please let us know before the next Board Meeting scheduled for September.

We always appreciate comments and feedback from our members because this is YOUR association.  Our contact information is listed under ‘Governance’ on the CAFI website, or I can be contacted directly via email at

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

Jacquie Link


Canadian Association of Fire Investigators

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