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The board is proud to invite members of NAFI and IAAI members to the annual meeting for 2019 and the exciting agenda for fire investigators. The conference is going to be in English with the objective to enhance to communication between all our nationalities. The agenda looks like below (a more detailed schedule will be sent out closer to the conference):

13th of Nov 2019 Topic
0745 / Swedish time Departure from Stockholm to Mariehamn with M / S Viking Grace
0830 Breakfast on board 
0900-1030 Workshop “How to come to conclusions” The scientific methods and fire investigations
1030-1100 Case studies from the everyday life of fire investigator
1100-1300 Lunch and mingle with colleagues
1300-1400 Glass traces, what can they tell us?
1415/Swedish time
1315/Finnish time
Arrival in Mariehamn
Transport bus to fire station
1330-1600 Annual meeting for NAFI.   Workshop with some practical experiments with arson devices that can make us a little wiser on fire dynamics and assessment of fire residues. We will make arson devices together, discuss the expected fire pattern and end result. Finally, we set fire and study the results.
1600 Transport to hotel and check-in
1800 Collection in hotel lobby, departure to brewery Stallhagen for dinner. Brewery tour including dinner. Key note speaker Åland
14th of Nov 2019 Topic
0800 Check out from hotel and walking to Mariehamns Stadshus
0830-1000 Virtual Reality (VR) and Augment Reality (AR) at fire scenes. 3D-plotting and training for fire investigators.
1000-1030 Coffee and mingle
1030-1200 Case studies
1230 Lunch
1300 Walking to the harbor
1425 (Finnish time) Departure towards Stockholm with M / S Amorella
1430-1600 Latest news from Nordic countries, Europe and the world including the Nordic Fire Group, ENFSI, CE-AFI, Nordic Fire Conference 2020.
1600-1645 FBU / NAFI through 25 years
1645 Evaluation and end of the annual meeting
1700 Dinner on board
1855 Swedish time Arrival in Stockholm

In the registration there are some information needed for the transport and others for the restaurants. Latest registration is the 10th of October 2019. Please use this registration form.

You will also be able to request for a sent invoice and our cashier Claes Malmquist will see to that. We are working on an easier way to pay, but it will not be in place for this conference.

It is always highly appreciated with case studies from members. It is very giving to listen on examples from the everyday life of fire investigators. So please mark in the registration form that you can present an example (10-15 minutes on a very informal and easy level).

The cost for the whole package is 3 300 SEK (309 EUR). If you are not asking for an invoice please pay directly to (without administration cost):

Bankgiro: 813-0320   Bank transfer: IBAN Nr: SE33 9500 0099 6034 0621 9505 BIC-kod (SWIFT-address): NDEASESS Credit card: A payment request is available in the registration form and a Paypal link will be sent to you from: claes.malmqvist@brandskyddslaget.se

In the conference price following is included:

  • Ferry Stockholm – Åland - Stockholm
  • Transportation on Åland,
  • 2 breakfast, 2 lunches and coffe
  • Meeting facilities
  • Dinner with guided tour on the 13th
  • Hotel in Mariehamn on the 13th
  • And the whole NAFI program including workshops.

In order to organize conferences like this, we all depend on the members’ fee, so thanks to all of you who have done that already. The few that is left can make a payment of 200 SEK (19 EUR) as above. If you want to know your last payment or get an invoice, mail claes.malmqvist@brandskyddslaget.se

If you are not a member and curious about the association (maybe a to-be member) you are welcome to attend the presentations on the 14th of November in Mariehamn without any costs. Nevertheless, please fill out the registration and mark that alternative – makes it a lot easier for us.

The annual meeting of NAFI 2019 will be held 13-14th of November 2019. Registration will be possible from week 38.

2019-11-13

  • Departure with M/S Viking Grace 0745 (Swedish time)
  • Breakfast and lunch on board combined with:
    • Workshop "How to come to conclusion" with scientific methods
    • Case studies
    • Glas study - what can the damages tell us?
  • Arrival at Mariehamn, Åland
    • Workshop "Arson devices"
  • Social dinner

2019-11-14

  • Presentation of Virtual and Augment Reality at fire scenes
  • Case studies
  • Departure with M/S Amorella 1424 (Finnish time)
    • Latest new from the nordic countries, Europe and the world
    • Nordic Fire Group, ENFSI, CE-AFI and Fire Conference 2020
    • FBU/NAFI jubilee 25 years
  • Arrival Stockholm 1855 (Swedish time)

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Det är med stor glädje vi gratulerar vår medlem Hans-Eric Zetterström! Hazze kommer den 22e maj ta emot en medalj av den 8:e storleken ur Kung Carl XVI Gustafs hand. Hazze jobbar i vardagen hos Länsförsäkringar och får priset för sitt ”långvariga och erkända arbete för ett bättre brandskydd såväl i Sverige som internationellt”.

Grattis önskar alla brandutredarkollegor runtom i Norden!

Read the article in the Forensic Science International her and learn more about the possible utilisation of ultraviolet light at fire scenes and subsequent recommendations for procedures. Highligts:

• UV light enhances the fire sampling at finding ignitable liquids at the fire scene.

• Photography of fluorescence can be used to detect liquid dispersion and scope.

• UV light enhances the liquid pattern analysis and can be an evidence in it self.

• Excellent tool to document the conditions regarding fire sampling and contamination.

Graphical abstract

The great EAFS conference 2018 was held in Lyon and now all the presentations are available on line. You will find them here

Next EAFS conference will be in Stockholm, Sweden in 2021. So there is still some time to prepare a presentation of new research/ case studies. Or just listen to the newest knowledge in our field. 

The team of fire investigators are reading the tactical information and setting up an investigation strategy before entering the fire scene.
Stuart Ritchie, Fire Investigator from Australia presents several care fire and constructional case studies.
Charlotte Kappel, Forensic Psychologist, presented the profile of serial arsonists with geographical plotting.