​Arizona Chapter of The International Association

of Arson Investigators

Phone/Fax 480-422-7002  |   Tax ID 860564349

It’s time to vote for your favorite nominee!

Below are the nominees for this years chapter election. We will be sending out an email soon for people to vote for their favorite pick. Until then take time to consider the candidates below. Remember, as always your participation is what makes this chapter run! 

The nominees for AZIAAI E-Board positions are:

1st VP Mark Ridley

2nd VP Barbara Rice

We have 2 board member positions open and 3 candidates:

John "Bret" Lucas
Lloyd Sharp
Rusty Dunmire


Welcome to the Arizona Chapter of The International Association of Arson Investigators (AZIAAI). The AZIAAI is Arizona's oldest, most respected association for professionals who investigate fires and arsons, professionals who prosecute or defend fire/arson cases, insurance professionals who handle fire/arson claims and crime scene professionals who process fire/arson scenes.

The AZIAAI is Arizona's authority of experts in the field of fire/arson investigations. Our diverse group of members is well acquainted with fire/arson investigations, insurance claims, scene processing, prosecution/defense.

If you would like more information on fire/arson investigations, or the services the AZIAAI provides please contact our communications director. We welcome media inquiries or requests as well as public requests for information. 

2020 Annual Conference Update


It is with great sorrow that I must announce that the Arizona Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators must cancel our 2020 Annual Conference, scheduled for July 2020 in Prescott, Arizona.

We had hoped that this would not have to occur, especially with the state slowly opening back up.

The decision was made on the following grounds:

Many Departments and Employers are still not allowing their employees to travel for work, at this time.
At this time, many Departments and Employers are not allowing employees to attend mass trainings.

The time until the conference is narrowing and many members have expressed concern about not meeting minimum time constraints to "put in" for the conference, if their department or employer lifts the travel and training restrictions.
Some members have voiced a concern for budget cuts within their department or place of employment, in response to the current pandemic, that would not allow for coverage at the 2020 Annual Conference.

The following upcoming trainings are either scheduled or in-the-works:

Arson IV (Tucson): November 2nd-6th
Arson I (Tucson): November 2nd-6th (Registration Not Open Yet)
NFPA 921, 2020/2021 Edition (Phoenix Area and Flagstaff Area): Late 2020 or Early 2021 (One-Day Course)

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Looking forward to seeing everyone as soon as we can,

Stephen Johnson
Education and Training Chair
AZ Chapter of IAAI


Please check our calendar

for upcoming training,

meetings and other events.


Public notice is given that the Arizona Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention posts meeting notices at the Maricopa County Courthouse located at 201 W Jefferson Phoenix, AZ 85003.