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.  


Chapter meeting

Our next meeting will be at 6pm on April 28th at Arson IV

Arson IV Info

Advanced Arson and Annual Meeting
Thanks for joining us for our advanced arson conference in Prescott!

We are grateful to our presenters, guests, and staff. We had great classes and great times with each other.

We also held our annual meeting with board member updates, election results, award presentations, and banquet.

You can see more here!


 Tyson Matheny
At the holidays we usually exchange good tidings and wish us all well in the next year of code enforcement.  I still certainly do to each one of you but I have some unfortunate news to share as well.  This past Sunday, Mesa Fire Inspector/Investigator Tyson Matheny was struck by an automobile while riding his motorcycle in East Mesa.  His injuries are very serious.  He is currently at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa.  To this point he has had three surgeries with more to come.  Notwithstanding, he is being very strong and fully intends to eventually return to duty.  He will have many months of recovery time.  A Go Fund Me page has been started and we are asking you all to consider helping him if you are able. 
Send questions, prayers, or words of encouragement to helptysonm@gmail.com

*12/21/2023 Update* - Tyson is doing well and has been moved to Banner Rehab in Mesa (1702 S Pierpont)


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.


Arson IV - Tucson - 4/28/2024 - 5/3/2024

Registration is now open for Arson IV!

Arson IV will be held in Tucson at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites, which is located on 5151 E Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85712.

Our board meeting will be at 6pm on 4/28/2024 and Arson IV will run through 5/3/2024

You can find more information and registration by clicking here


 Arson 3 2023

Click here for photos from Arson 3 in Flagstaff!

Fire Arson Investigation III is the third of our four-part series for Fire Investigators.

This training and material is useful to law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, insurance investigators, claim adjusters, and fire service personnel with responsibility for fire cause determination. This hands-on class is designed to continue fire investigation training and take the student from a comprehensive fire investigation to courtroom preparation. 


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