Firepoint

Firepoint (ISSN 1035-2287) is the national periodical of the Australian fire investigation industry, and is contributed to by members of Australasian IAAI Chapters, including the NSWAFI. An excellent history of Firepoint is included in the June 2006 Firepoint issue, which can be downloaded on this page. Firepoint is currently produced by the Victorian Assocation of Fire Investigators. We aim to have the entire catalogue of Firepoint issues available on this page for members to download. If you see an issue that is missing from the catalogue, please contact the Webmaster so that a copy can be uploaded to the archive.

August 2017

In this issue:

  • Editorial

  • VAFI President's Report

  • Ignition of combustibles due to conducted heat

  • The case of the black widow (police article)

  • QAFI President's Report

  • Are you prepared?

  • NSWAFI President's Report

  • QGIS

  • Incident 62/17 - Unit Fire

  • FIANZ President's Report

  • Annual scholarship

  • Investigation and analysis of electrical accidents

  • What killed the Tiger?

  • Contribution reward

  • A forensic method for evaluating electrical receptacles

  • Author's biography

  • Interesting facts

December 2016

In this issue:

  • Editorial

  • VAFI President's Report

  • I Know What Started the Fire, but I Don't Know What 'It' Is...

  • Arsonists Extinguished

  • AAFI 2016 Attendance Report

  • QAFI President's Report

  • NSWAFI President's Report

  • Fire Investigators Conference Held in Australia

  • Biography - Ross Brogan

  • FIANZ President's Report

  • Earthquake

  • Trailer Fires Involving Metal-to-Metal Wear

  • Investigate the Origin and Cause of Wildfire (Level 2)

  • Detection of Flammable Liquid Residue at the Scene of Fire by a Handheld Photoionisation Detector (PID)

  • Images of Interest

May 2016

In this issue:

  • Editorial

  • VAFI President's Report

  • Interest

  • The Glove Capacitor

  • Arson

  • QAFI President's Report

  • NSWAFI President's Report

  • Training Schedule

  • IAAI Photography Awards

  • IAAI CFI

  • NFPA 921 "Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigation"

  • FIANZ President's Report

  • New Legislation: Directors and Officers - due diligence

  • Waitoa - Electric Related Fire

  • Electrical Arcing within an Electrical Socket

  • Unusual Modus Operandi

  • Health and Safety

March 2012

Volume 23, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • AAFI 2012

  • Canines in War Zones

  • Nylon Bags for Fire Debris

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Electrical Wiring: An Overview

  • Firefighter Safety and Photovoltaic Systems

December 2011

Volume 22, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • AAFI 2012 Conference

  • Fire on the Freeway

  • Is the Truck Gear a Competent Ignition Source or just a Lump of Metal?

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • UK Product Recall Database

  • NSW Committee

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • The Ubiquitous Ceiling Exhaust Fan: A Notable Fire Starter

  • Victorian Association Report

September 2011

Volume 22, No. 3

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Concentration of Energy for an In-Line Electrical Ignition Source

  • Chemical Analysis of Fire Samples

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • It's a Hoax!

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • The IAAI Code of Ethics

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Queensland Chapter Seminar

June 2011

Volume 22, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Lightning Strike: A Case Study in Wildfire Investigation

  • Spontaneous Combustion: Was it or Wasn't it? A Case Study of Spontaneous Combustion in Hay (Shed) Fires

  • Left Behind Notebook leads Fire Investigators to Arrest in Arson Case

  • New South Wales Chapter Report

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Free Online Training Courses

  • Victoria Chapter Report

  • Fire Investigators use Sense of Smell to Catch Serial Arsonists

  • Dangerous Light Bulbs

March 2011

Volume 22, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Electrical Theory and Ignition Sources

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Animal Rights Activist Sentenced in Arson Case

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Key Witness in US Arson Murder Trail Rewarded

  • US K9 Handlers and the Media

December 2010

Volume 21, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Laundry Fire - Must be the Dryer?

  • Queensland President's Report

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • CFI Trainer

  • Search and Rescue Dogs Australia

September 2010

Volume 21, No. 3

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • The Investigation of Death by Fire

  • Changes to the Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules: Deliberate and Accidental Findings

  • Comparison of Fire Investigation Practice: New Zealand and Victoria

June 2010

Volume 21, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Australasian Associations of Fire Investigators (AAFT) Conference

  • AAFI Conference Program

  • The World of Arson Profiling

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • The US Fight Against Arson

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Death Penalty for Arson

  • UK Fire Statistics

  • US Intentional Structure Fires

March 2010

Volume 21, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • International Forensic Science Conference

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Explosion Investigation

  • Available Online Training Programs

  • Fire Related Recalls

  • Firefighter Initiated Blazes

December 2009

Volume 20, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • US President's Statement: Fire Prevention Week

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Onus of Proof

  • Fire Related Recalls

September 2009

Volume 20, No. 3

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Tackling Wildfire Firefighter Arson: An Australian Approach

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Best Lawyer Story

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Queensland Seminar

  • IAAI Report

June 2009

Volume 20, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Victorian Bushfires

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • NSW Chapter Report

March 2009

Volume 20, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Victorian Bushfires

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Cellulose Fibre Insulation: Will It or Will It Not Burn?

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Chapter Presidents' Meeting

  • Cellulose Insulation and Down Lights

December 2008

Volume 19, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • IAAI Annual Training Conference 2008

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • What is an Arson Dog?

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • CFI Trainer

  • Fire Scene Obligations and Legal Liabilities

September 2008

Volume 19, No. 3

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Queensland Seminar Notice

  • Electrical Indicators at the Scene

  • Fire Investigation: Vapour Explosions

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • NSWAFI Committee 2008

  • Its Musta Been the Pasta

Special Edition

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Contents

  • NSW President's Message

  • Editor's Message

  • Canine Dogs

  • Successful Interviewing

  • Safety Bulletin

  • Case Study: Woolshed Fire

  • Foams and Fire Debris Analysis

  • Aerosol Propellants

  • Electrical Indicators

  • Scene Safe

  • Showroom Fire

September 2006

Volume 17, No .3

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Gas Explosions (Jamie Novak)

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • IAAI CFI Program

  • Report on IAAI 2006 Conference (Phil Etienne)

  • Arson Forum 2006

June 2006

Volume 17, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • A Request from Scotland

  • John Boath Tribute

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Childhood Fire Play to Adult Arson (Rebekah Doley)

  • Experts Question Arson Convictions

  • "Firepoint" Magazine History (Ross Brogan)

December 2005

Volume 16, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Queensland Seminar Report: Rights of Access, Rights of Evidence Collection

  • Australian Standards (Ross Brogan)

  • Operation Valima (A Case Study)

  • News from the IAAI

  • As Safe as Houses (Mark Cavanough)

September 2005

Volume 16, No. 3

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • US Electrical Conference

  • Victorian Chapter News

  • Did You Know?

  • Conference on Serial Firesetters

  • Gas Fires (Arthur Donnelley)

  • Murder of Four Canadian Mounted Police

  • Daubert Revisited (Bitler v AO Smith)

June 2005

Volume 16, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Victorian Chapter News

  • NSW Major Conference

  • NSW President's Report

  • IAAI Annual Conference Report

  • Liability of Fire Engineers: Possible Mitigation Measures (Ian Moore)

  • New Training Courses

  • Scene Safe (Bill Powell)

March 2005

Volume 16, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • NSW President's Report

  • NSW Conference Details

  • Application for Membership

  • Victorian Chapter News

  • Liability of Fire Engineers: Case Studies (Ian Moore)

  • NSW Fire Brigades Post Incident Report: Factory Fire at Aristocrat Spas (Part 2)

December 2004

Volume 15, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • NSW President's Report

  • Victorian Chapter News

  • NSW Fire Brigades Post Incident Report: Factory Fire at Aristocrat Spas (Part 1)

  • Application for Membership

  • Use of Fire Modelling and Risk Assessment To Aid in Determining Quantum (Ian Moore)

September 2004

Volume 15, No. 3

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Victorian Chapter News

  • NSW President's Report

  • NSW Education Night

  • NSW AGM Elections

  • Investigation of Fatal Fires (Ross Brogan)

  • Photos from Queensland Conference

  • An English Case Study

  • Electrical Fires (John Gardiner)

June 2004

Volume 15, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • NSW President's Report

  • NSW Education Night

  • Electrical Fires (John Gardiner)

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Spoliation: Issues for the Insurance Industry (Michael Pavlisin and Sheila Horan)

  • Case Study: A Woolshed Fire (Wal Stern)

  • Membership Application

  • Juvenile Firesetting in the USA

March 2004

Volume 15, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Acetylene Explosion (A Case Study)

  • Australian Report to the IAAI

  • Arson for Profit - A Dangerous Game (Glenn Gibson)

  • NSW AFI Donation to Burns Unit

  • Membership Application

December 2003

Volume 14, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Membership Application

  • An Overview of Forensic Document Examination (Paul Westwood)

  • Copycat Arson: How the Flames are Fanned (Rebekah Doley)

September 2003

Volume 14, No. 3

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Sydney Conference Declared a Success

  • Investigation of 2001/2 NSW Bushfires

  • ISRAPS (Danielle Holmes)

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • What Evidence is Required (Jacqueline Milledge)

  • Investigation of Pleasure Craft Fires (Part 2) (Ted Beitz)

June 2003

Volume 14, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • NSW Two Day Seminar Notice

  • NSW Chapter Report

  • Queensland Chapter Report

  • IAAI Australian Liaison Report

  • Investigation of Pleasure Craft Fires (Part 1) (Ted Beitz)

  • From the Sublime to the Ridiculous (Terrence Casey)

  • Victorian Chapter Report

  • Marine Fires and Fire Investigations on the Water (Ross Brogan)

March 2003

Volume 14, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • NSW News

  • NSW Program 2003

  • Queensland Report

  • Queensland Marine Training Program

  • Queensland Explosion Seminar

  • Victorian News

  • Potting Soil and Spontaneous Ignition

  • Membership Application Form

  • IAAI Liaison Training Report

  • International News

  • Working Together To Get The Right Answers (Part 2) (Jim Munday)

December 2002

Volume 13, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • NSW News

  • Victorian News

  • Queensland News

  • An Interesting Case (Kenny Richey)

  • New Email Address for IAAI

  • Membership Application Form

  • Canberra Conference

  • Letters to the Editor

  • Working Together To Get The Right Answers (Part 1) (Jim Munday)

June 2002

Volume 13, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial and Contents

  • Queensland News

  • Membership Application

  • Letters to the Editor

  • Pyromania - Fact or Fiction (Rebekah Doley)

  • Victorian News

  • New South Wales News

March 2002

Volume 13, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial

  • Queensland News

  • Membership Application

  • The Use of Digital Photography for Fire Investigation (Chris Day)

  • Teamwork? (Glenn Gibson)

  • NSW News

  • The New South Wales Bushfires

  • Arsonists Don't Light Every Fire

  • Accelerant Detection Canines (Val Ansett)

  • Victorian News

December 2001

Volume 12, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial

  • The Events of September 11

  • Victorian News

  • NSW News

  • Queensland News

  • Fire Cause Analysis, A Review: 1998-2001 (Chis Lennard)

September 2001

Volume 12, No. 3

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial

  • Queensland News

  • NSW Conference Photos

  • NSW News

  • Membership Application

  • Investigative Interviewing (Glenn Gibson)

  • How insects provide evidence in forensic investigations (Garry Levott)

  • Victorian News

  • Microwave Ovens Can Be Dangerous

  • Report from IAAI 2001 Annual Conference (Ross Brogan)

June 2001

Volume 12, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial

  • Queensland News

  • Letter to the Editor

  • Red Flags of Arson and Fraud

  • NSW News

  • Safety Bulletin

  • NSW Information Session

  • Victorian News

  • Petrol Residues in Cases of Suspected Vehicle Arson (K Cavanaugh, E Du Pasquier, C Lennard)

  • Membership Form

  • Fires Caused by Lightning

  • Arson: A Deadly Crime

March 2001

Volume 12, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial

  • Victorian News

  • Seminar 2000 Tasmania

  • NSW News

  • NSW FIRU Report

  • Membership Form

  • Arson Crime Linkage Analysis System

  • ATF Chooses Its Computer Aided Software

  • Queensland News

  • Letter from Peter Thomas

December 2000

Volume 11, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Association and Chapter Details

  • Editorial

  • Queensland News

  • Victorian News

  • NSW News

  • A Message from the IAAI President

  • Secondment with the Firies (Kate Ridgway)

  • Membership Form

  • Criminal Profiling (Paul Wilson and Wayne Petherick)

September 2000

Volume 11, No. 3