The Official Seal of the National Association of Fire Investigators

The National Association of Fire Investigators is dedicated to the education of fire investigation professionals worldwide. A leader in the development of NFPA 921, NAFI has led the charge to bring fire investigation into the 21st century. Our wide variety of NFPA 921 based training programs are unmatched in the industry.

Our membership roster includes professionals from all walks of the fire and explosion investigation industry. In addition to fire fighters and investigators, our members are engineers, insurance claims adjustors, military personnel, attorneys, chemists, metallurgists, lab analysts, and government employees. If you are a professional involved in fire and explosion investigation, prevention, litigation or research, then NAFI is the association for you.

NAFI's mission is to increase the knowledge and improve the skills of persons engaged in the investigation and analysis of fires, explosions and arsons, or the litigation that ensues from such investigations.

Our History

NAFI was established as a non-profit organization in 1961 by a group of fire and explosion investigation professionals who recognized the need for an organization to provide superior technical training and education. Since then, NAFI has developed the most widely held fire and explosion investigation certifications, built an extensive library of training resources, created an international registry and network for fire investigation professionals, and established a reputation for the highest quality training programs. Now with membership on six continents and in 42 countries, NAFI recently established a sister organization (IAFI) designed for the needs of international fire investigators.

NAFI Programs

NAFI conducts training programs, publishes a periodic newsletter, sponsors related scientific research, offers college scholarships, and sponsors the International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology. NAFI recently introduced Professional Liability - Errors and Omissions insurance policies built for the specific needs of fire investigators.