• Michael Forbes, President

Committee Update

Happy New Year to all NSWAFI members, and good wishes for the year ahead. Below is an update on the Association's activities and our plans for the coming year.

Education Nights

Our first education night is Thursday, 4/2/16 at Sutherland Shire Football Association. The committee has not decided yet on the remaining presentations for the year. If you have a topic that the Association will find interesting, please contact us with your suggestions - all welcome! The remaining education nights for 2016 will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday 7/4/16

  • Thursday 2/6/16

  • Thursday 4/8/16

  • Thursday 1/12/16

Please note there will be no education night in October due to the AAFI conference in September.

Membership Fees

Fees are now due. Last year, the Committee decided to increase the fees. One year membership is now $60, two years is $110, and three years is $150. You can pay by credit card (excluding AMEX), cheque or EFT. Please make payment out to:

Fire Brigade Employees Credit Union

BSB: 802825

Account name: NSW Association of Fire Investigators Inc

Account number: 114123

Please add your full name to the comments section if you are paying by EFT so we know who has paid. If you would like to pay by credit card and don’t want to write it down, please contact the Treasurer.

AAFI Conference 12-14 September 2016

This year, NSWAFI is hosting the Australasian Association of Fire Investigators conference to be held at the Crowne Plaza Coogee. More information will be forthcoming including a website for the event. A call for papers will occur shortly, so if you have a presentation, this is your opportunity to present it in front of your peers from all over the country. The guest speaker will be Steve Carman, a world leader in Fire Investigation training. One day will consist of a burn program which will be conducted at Londonderry and then there will be a two day conference at Coogee. More details to follow.

Vale Bob Kellet

The Committee was informed this week of the passing of Bob Kellet, who was a member of our association. I had not met Bob, but Neville Wearne informed me that well in excess of 100 people attended his funeral, with a large contingent of RFS members. My condolences to his friends and family.

Recruitment Drive