• 42nd Annual

    New England Fire Investigation Seminar

    May 23rd, 2022 - May 27th, 2022

    Presented by New England Fire Investigations, Research, and Education

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  • CERTIFIED FIRE INVESTIGATOR (C.F.I.)

    Ten tested points will be awarded toward C.F.I. application or recertification category for training.

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    "Every single speaker was impressive. Their scope of knowledge and expertise brought so much to the lectures".

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Welcome To New England Fire Investigation Research And Education

Testimonial - "Every single speaker was impressive. Their scope of knowledge and expertise brought so much to the lectures".

About Us

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St. Anselm College
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Who we are

The seminar came into existence over 40 years ago, after representatives from police and fire departments contacted (retired) Criminal Justice Professor Thomas Hammond at Saint Anselm College and asked for help in organizing an event dealing with arson investigation. Since then, the seminar has expanded its original charge and examines fires beyond those which may have been intentionally set. It is known as the New England Fire Investigation Seminar. As the oldest continually-run fire investigation seminar in this country, NE FIRE has provided training for over 3000 public safety officials throughout New England. 

Today, the seminar is run by a committee of volunteers who represent the varied backgrounds of public safety and education. Consisting of active and retired members from police departments, fire departments and Saint Anselm College, the committee's goal is to bring pertinant and varied training to their peers. 

Additionally, the seminar helps fund the Public Safety Scholarship at Saint Anselm College which is available for the children of New England Public Safety officials. Information can be obtained through the Office of Financial Aid at the College

 

committee members

Paul Fortier, Chief (retired) - Berlin, NH Fire Department

John Reese, Deputy Fire Marshal - Manchester, NH Fire Department

Mitch Cady, Deputy Fire Marshal - New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office

Andrew Cox, Special Agent - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Kevin Connelly, Special Agent - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Hannah Burnes, Deputy State Fire Marshal - Rhode Island Office of the State Fire Marshal

Nicole Eyet - Chemistry Department - Saint Anselm College

Paul G. Makuc, Sergeant - Connecticut State Police - Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit

Michael Mazza, Sergeant - Massachusetts State Police

Adam Fanjoy, Deputy State Fire Marshal - New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office

William Ryerson - Biology Department - Saint Anselm College

Joe Snyder (retired) - Holyoke, MA Fire Department

Richard Taylor, Deputy Fire Marshal - Boston Fire Department

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Seminar

Quality Education

Combining classroom lecture with hands-on training, the New England Fire Investigation Seminar is a unique opportunity to gain practical experiance as well as theoretical knowledge. The annual week long seminar provides attendees with the most current developments in fire science, as well as reinforcing foundational principles. Instructors include nationally recognized experts and local authorities from throughout New England. This is a networking opportunity that should not be missed.

Our 2022 seminar will be the 42nd Annual New England Fire Investigation Seminar and will run from May 23 to May 27 at Saint Anselm College. The theme of this year's seminar is "Hypothesis Development for the Fire Investigator". Instruction will focus on the complete and thorough data collection process that every fire investigator should utilize in their fire scenes. Proper documentation and testing procedure will also be discussed. This process is transferable to all fire scenes, regardless of size and complexity. In keeping with NEFIS tradition, all attendees will have an opportunity to apply their skills in an actual fire origin and cause investigation.

This year we are excited to welcome expert instructors from the Connecticut State Police, Manchester (NH) Fire Department, New Hampshire State Fire Marshal's Office, Rockingham County District Attorney's Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

This seminar is worth ten (10) tested points toward application or re-certification for International Association of Arson Investigator credentials.

 

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Seminar Schedule: PDF

 

 

Registration

   

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Seminar registration includes:
  • Lodging (if requested)
  • All Meals
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Tuition and Materials

Please note that registration will close on Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

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New England Fire Investigation Seminar
32 Tow Path Lane
Westfield, MA 01085

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Directions

100 St Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102

From the Manchester Boston Regional Airport
Head west on Airport Road. Airport Road becomes Brown Ave. / NH-3A. Take NH-101 west (Bedford / Nashua / Concord) and continue as directed below.*

From Points Southeast
Take Interstate 93 north to Interstate 293 north. Exit left to Route 101 west (Bedford/Goffstown) to junction of Route 101 and Route 114 (set of lights) and continue as directed below.*

From Seacoast
Take Route 101 west and continue as directed below.*

From Points West
Take Route 101 east and continue as directed below.*

From Points Southwest
Take Route 3 north. Continue north on Everett Turnpike (through toll plaza) to Route 101 west to junction of Route 101 and Route 114 (set of lights) and continue as directed below.*

From Points North
Take Interstate 93 south to Interstate 293 south (Everett Turnpike) to Route 101 west to junction of Route 101 and Route 114 (set of lights) and continue as directed below.*

From Junction of Rt. 101 and Rt. 114
At the junction of Route 101 and Route 114, (set of lights) take Route 114 north. Continue through two sets of lights. The third set of lights is Saint Anselm Drive. Turn right onto Saint Anselm Drive. Campus is approximately one mile on right.


Contact Us

   

    General questions or comments:

    Michael Mazza
    Tel: 978-501-2762
    Email: michael.mazza@mass.gov

    or

    Paul Makuc
    Tel: 860-309-5740
    Email: paul.makuc@ct.gov

    Questions about registration:

    Hannah Burnes
    Tel: 401-602-7005

    Email: nefireresearch@gmail.com


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