International Symposium on Fire Investigation
ISFI 2016 International Symposium on Fire Investigation  Science & Technology, Sept. 12-14, 2016, Scottsdale,

ISFI 2016

September 12-14, 2016

ISFI 2016 is almost here - don't miss out on the great lectures, parties and meeting Fire Investigators from all over the world.

This is going to be a can't miss event.

Fire Investigation Conference

ISFI 2016

September 12-14
Scottsdale, AZ USA

The International Symposium on Fire Investigation heads West for ISFI 2016. 
Join us in Scottsdale, AZ for three days of Lectures, Breakouts and Social Activities.  The Scottsdale Resort will be a luxurious setting for ground-breaking Fire Investigation Science

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See the List of Accepted Papers

We've assembled an awesome roster of speakers - See what great topics will be presented at ISFI 2016.  

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ISFI 2016

ISFI Social - Welcome Party

The included welcome party will be at the HALL OF FLAME museum.  The world's largest collection of historic Fire Apparatus and Memorabilia..  Their collection spans nearly 350 years of Fire Fighting (1725-1971).  Transportation, food and beverage for this event are included in your ISFI 2016 registration.  Your travel companions are, of course,  welcome at this family friendly event.  

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Symposium Topics

Fire Science


Fire and Explosion Research
Fire Chemistry and Physics
Fire Dynamics
Explosion Dynamics
Fuels and Materials

Fire Investigation Technology


Fire Modeling
Electrical Fire Causes
Scene Processing
NFPA 921
Training Programs

Fire Investigation Methodology


Legal Issues
Origin Determination
NFPA 921
Scene Processing

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Important ISFI 2016 Dates

  • ISFI Abstracts Due

    May 2, 2016 - Abstracts Due

    Deadline extended - Submit your abstract for consideration for ISFI 2016. Submit today

  • ISFI Papers Notified

    April 15, to MAY15, 2016- Accepted Authors Notified

    Accepted authors will be notified by by email. 

  • ISFI papers Due

    August 15, 2016 Papers due

    Your completed paper and conference registration  is due at the ISFI office - Download Paper Instructions,

Registration Pricing

Per speaker
  • Have an Accepted Abstract?

  • *Up to 2 speakers per paper

  • Includes breakfast, lunch

  • Welcome Party Included!

  • Banquet Ticket just $50

  • Copy of proceedings

  • Coming to ISFI 2016 to learn?

  • All Access!

  • Includes breakfast & lunch

  • Welcome Party Included!

  • Banquet Ticket just $50

  • Copy of the proceedings

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  • Decision Maker Audience

  • International Reach

  • Welcome Party Included!

  • Attendee Roster

  • 10% Discounts for delegates

ISFI by the numbers...

Volumes Published
Research Papers
Noted Authors
Pages Published


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ISFI 2014

65 Papers, 738 Pages, 
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ISFI 2012

62 Papers, 676 Pages
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ISFI 2016 Sponsors

ISFI2016 is only possible through generous support of the
Fire Investigation and Fire Research communities..

National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
International Association of Fire Investigators (IAFI)
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Kennedy And Associates - Fire Investigation
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About ISFI

Patrick Kennedy/ ISFI Founder

In August 2003, during the NAFI/NFPA National Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation Training Program in Sarasota, Florida, a small group of dedicated fire investigation educators met at the NAFI international offices. Their purpose was to discuss and ultimately to set in motion a new concept in fire investigation education. This innovation became the International Symposia on Fire Investigation Science and Technology (ISFI)..
It is not mere coincidence that seven of these original group participants, are members of the NFPA Technical Committees on Fire Investigations (NFPA 921) and/or Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1033). Since 1985 the partnership between the NFPA and NAFI has been dedicated to and striving for the betterment of fire investigation, worldwide.

Founders / 921 Committee at 
1st ISFI

Prof. Ronald L. Hopkins, CFEI, CFPS,
Daniel L. Churchward, CFEI,
Michael G. Beasley, CFEI,
Stuart A. Sklar, CFEI,
Patrick G. Cox, CFEI, MIFireE,
Kathryn Smith, CFEI;
Dr. Gregory E. Gorbett, CFEI, CFPS, MIFireE
Frank L. Florence, CFEI,
Patrick M. Kennedy, CFEI, CFPS, MIFireE

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