New York State Fire Investigators

Inaugural Icebreaker a Success

Saturday, November 8, 2014  Chapter 23's inaugural icebreaker event, held Wednesday afternoon November 5, 2014 has been very well received.  Members of the organization as well as several prospective members attended the event.  Participants had opportunity to meet with various vendors and enjoy the company of others.  Special thanks to all of the Chapter 23 Board members who helped organize the event, the staff of the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, all of the vendor sponsors for their time and support, and to all of the people that attended.  We look forward to this event becoming larger and more successful in 2015.



2014 Banquet and Installation of Officers

Saturday, November 8, 2014  The NYS Chapter 23 Banquet was held Thursday November 6, 2014 at the Montour Falls Fire Station.  NYS OFPC Deputy Chief Randi Shadic administered the  oaths of office to (l-r) Director at Large Ric Giampaolo, Southern Director Shawn Castano, Director at Large Joe Galloway, Southern Vice President Jason Mignano, Eastern Vice President Bill McGovern, Southeastern Vice President Rob Gerardi, Western Vice President Dixon Robin, and Secretary/Treasurer Ted Lachenauer.  

The banquet also provided opportunity for President Karasinski to recognize officers who have stepped down over the past year including, President Bill Schmitt, Vice President John Walsh, Vice President Pete Davis, Vice President Dan Tompkins, Director Kevin Parrett, and Director Nick Vilardo.  Best wishes to each of those gentlemen as they move on to their future endeavors, and thank you for your service to the organization!!



Fall 2014 Edition - Fire Scene

Saturday, October 25, 2014   The Fall 2014 Edition of Fire Scene has been published to the MEMBERS ONLY section.  Please take time to read through and keep up to date on the organization and current trends. 




Saturday, October 25, 2014   We will be holding an "icebreaker" at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  4:30 - 10:00 pm.

This event, immediately following the conclusion of the OFPC Arson Seminar Opening Keynote Presentation, will provide an opportunity to socialize with other members of the Chapter as well as various companies, vendors, and organizations associated with the fire investigation discipline. 

The Chapter 23 Annual Meeting will be held as part of this gathering beginning at 7:00 pm.





Sunday, July 20, 2014  The SUMMER 2014 (182nd) Edition of FIRE SCENE magazine has been posted to the MEMBERS ONLY section.   Please take some time to read your magazine as a means to keep current on both the organization and current trends. 




Sunday, July 20, 2014  We recently met with FireCompanies and began the process of updating our website.  Over the next few weeks they will work on developing the new site layout that we provided.  As this project moves forward we hope that you will find the new format more user friendly and easy to navigate. We will keep you updated on the progress of this transition.



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