New York State Fire Investigators

Gene Pietzak is running for the International Association of Arson Investigators 2nd Vice-President

Monday, March 10, 2014  Dear NY-IAAI Members,                                                                                   

I’m pleased to announce that our very own Gene Pietzak is running for the International Association of Arson Investigators 2nd Vice-President position. At this time, I would like to personally endorse Gene as he has been instrumental within the New York Chapter as a Director and Vice-President of our organization. Gene has also held the position of Director at the International level in an effort to further the education, organization, communication and benefits for all members.

At this time, I would like to remind each of you about how important the ability to vote is and that you exercise your right by joining me in supporting Gene as he runs for Vice-President.

Remember.... every vote counts!

Voting starts on Monday, March 10 and ends Tuesday, April 15 at noon Pacific Time.

Please vote by going to the IAAI website at 

Sign in, then click on the Vote Icon and follow the instructions

If you do not remember your IAAI password click on the link for "lost password" directly under Member Sign In. IAAI will email your password to you immediately.


Jason Karasinski

See Gene’s Profile:




Saturday, November 16, 2013   PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Greetings to All,

It is my distinct pleasure to thank each and every member of this organization who came out to vote in the 2013 election as it is your right that should be exercised whenever faced with the opportunity. With that, I would also like to thank Past-President Bill Schmitt for his many years of service to our organization. As your newly elected President, I look forward to serving our organization with the intent to progressively move the New York State Association of Fire Investigators forward into the future.


Welcome to the New York State Association of Fire Investigators website! Our organization is committed to assisting the Fire Investigation community by providing relevant training, education, investigative resources, and invaluable networking through this portal and beyond.

Whereas our objective in this organization is to unite for the mutual benefit of all public and private officials engaged in the Fire Investigation community, we are also charged with providing technical information, developments, resources and education to our members.

In the coming year, the members of the board of directors will be working diligently to provide changes within the organization that will offer each member an updated website with investigative resources and training opportunities to help facilitate their education in this field.

This website is designed to be a portal by which we do business and to keep our membership informed about the latest news in our organization. It further provides each of us a face to our organization and means by which you can to tell us what you need!

Enclosed you will find invaluable links to contacts, data, history, organizational structure and investigator resources. I encourage everyone to utilize the site and provide feedback to your local Vice President or Director regarding your needs. Remember, your input drives what we offer!

Stay safe and best of luck with your fire and explosion investigations!

  Jason Karasinski




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