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1. April 20 & 21, 2015

Understanding Commercial Kitchen Systems

Inspections and Fire Investigation Seminar - April 20 and 21st, 2015

Victoria Fire Department Headquarters, Victoria, B.C.

The Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI) is pleased to present a two-day course designed to show fire investigators, insurance professionals, inspectors and attorneys the common origins and causes of commercial kitchen system fires. Participants of this practical, down-to-earth seminar will:  learn to identify and evaluate common fire hazards;  learn how to inspect and investigate fires in commercial kitchens;  become familiar with relevant Fire Codes;  identify serious non-compliant issues which pose dangerous fire hazards;  and learn the characteristics of fires in these systems.  Victoria Fire Department has offered to host this course at their headquarters.  Attendees will receive up to 1.2 CEU's from the ICC for successful completion of the course.  For additional information on ICC CEU credits visit the International Code Council website at  Health Inspectors will receive 12 PDH credits from the Canadian institute of Public Health Inspectors ( upon successful completion of the course.

PLEASE CLICK HERE for additional information and to access the Registration Form.

2. May 19-21, 2015 


NAFI/IAFI Canadian Frie, Arson and Explosion Investigation Program in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites,located at 1800 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

The National Association of Fire Investigators and the International Association of Fire Investigators is offering a three day training program in Winnipeg, Manitoba May 19-21, 2015.  CAFI members registering for this program will be offered a $50 discount by entering the code I'm with CAFI in the Is anyone else from your company/agency coming? box on the on-line registration form.  Following the program the CFEI examination will be offered to those who qualify.

Click here for the program and registration form.  For further information on this program contact Fire Seminar, 857 Tallevast Road, Sarasota, FL, telephone 941-355-9079.


Meet the Instructors:

Wayne Chapdelaine

Wayne Chapdelaine has over 20 years as a fire & explosion investigator and is now the president of Metro Rural Fire Forensics, which serves eastern Canada. Chapdelaine is involved with numerous fire investigation committees and serves as a director for the National Association of Fire Investigators.

Mark Gruchy

Mark Gruchy is an associate with Gittens & Associates, a Newfoundland based law firm. Gruchy heads the firm's criminal law practice group and has extensive knowledge of the Canadian criminal code as it pertains to arson.

Gregory Gorbett

Greg Gorbett is currently an associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University. Gorbett has been on numerous NFPA and IFSTA validation committees, and has been a presenter nationally at a number of fire-related conferences. He currently serves on the NFPA 921 and 1033 committees, as well as a director for the National Association of Fire Investigators

Richard Meier

Richard Meier is a full time fire and explosion expert with the world's oldest fire investigation firm, John A. Kennedy & Associates. Meier has an extensive background in mechanical engineering and manufacturing. He serves as an alternate on NFPA 1033 and treasurer of NAFI.


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