All posts by OKIAAI

03 Oct 2016

OKIAAI Board Minutes 9-13-2016

Date: 9/13/2016

Time: 10:11 AM

Location: OSU Forensic Science

Call to order by 1st Vice President

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

Gary Dill (Past Pres)  Scott Winford (Pres) Jeff VanDolah (1st VP)

Ashley Stephens(2nd VP) Bill Hollander (3rd Yr.) Tommy Scott (3rd yr)

Chris Woodall ( 2nd Yr.)  Dan Salts (2nd yr)  David VanBuskirk (1st Yr)

Fred Henderson (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer).

Guests: None

Reading and Approval of Minutes: Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Ashley Stephens and seconded by Gary Dill. Status = Approved unanimously

New Membership: None

Treasurer’s Report: reported balance of $8,364.60.  $1691.04 is pending in PayPal.  Motion to approve report by Gary Dill and seconded  by Bill Hollander Status = Approved unanimously.

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: conference will be in Tulsa at OSU Forensic Science Center- 1111 W. 17th Tulsa, OK 74107 Room D107. Scott has arranged for Tulsa FD honor guard and Jeff will look into an OSU president for keynote.  Dates will be Oct 26-28, 2016.  John Frucci – Director of IMPEX. Center for Improvised Explosives will be the featured speaker.  Charles Knapp – Haltom City FD will present Arson Task Force training for small communities.

Fairfield Inn and Suites is conference hotel. Limited number of rooms are blocked for $89/night Agenda is currently 2 days of 1033 and 921.

Door Prizes being considered: Knife, Donation by Integrity Fire, Customized Fire Pit.

Smoker will be used to raise donations for burn camp. Drawing end of 2nd day.

Speakers will be given Yetis.

We will provide bottled water, coffee and donuts. Dan may be able to provide the water.

Scott will arrange for ice and coffee pot from the training center.

Neal, Bill and David will bring cofee makers.

Jeff will order and pick up donuts.

Scott and Gary and Bill will provide a cooler.

Heather will create a link of restaurants for website

Scott will check on a map of the facility to post on website.

Jeff will create a test for the course.

Lunch: McAllister’s boxed lunch Wednesday-David will arrange. Rimkus will sponsor $500 of the cost.

Scott and Ashley are still working on instructor for Handling the Mentally Ill Thursday afternoon.

Merchandise: Neal received 5.11 backpacks for conference give-away. He also ordered Black Spiral/orange emblem notebooks w/pen to be given away. 5.11 has provided hats.

Regional Conferences: Rimkus is creating a live burn March 3, 2017

Nominating: None.

Awards: We have 2 submissions so far for photos. 

Membership:

Heather Stanley reported 244 current members

CFI: None.

Website:

Conference updates are posted. Dan added membership renewal form.

Report from the Executive Secretary: None

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None

New Business: None

Date: October 25, 2016

Location: Tulsa – OSU Forensic

Time: 2pm

A Motion to Adjourn was made by Ashley Stephens and Seconded by Chris Woodall

Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 11:18 AM

22 Aug 2016

OKIAAI Board Minutes 8-18-2016

Date: 8/18/2016

Time: 10:05 AM

Location: OSU Forensic Science

Call to order by 1st Vice President

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

Gary Dill (Past Pres)  Scott Winford (Pres) Jeff VanDolah (1st VP)

Ashley Stephens(2nd VP) Bill Hollander (3rd Yr.) Tommy Scott (3rd yr)

Chris Woodall ( 2nd Yr.)  Dan Salts (2nd yr) David VanBuskirk (1st Yr)

Fred Henderson (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer).

Guests: Tom Gersbeck and John Frucci

Reading and Approval of Minutes: Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Jeff Van Dolah and seconded by Gary Dill. Status = Approved unanimously

New Membership: One

Treasurer’s Report: reported balance of $8,414.60.  Motion to approve report by Jeff VanDolah and seconded  by Ashley Stephens. Status = Approved unanimously.

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: conference will be in Tulsa at OSU Forensic Science Center- 1111 W. 17th Tulsa, OK 74107 Room D107. Scott has arranged for Tulsa FD honor guard and Jeff will look into an OSU president for keynote.  Dates will be Oct 26-28, 2016.  John Frucci – Director of IMPEX. Center for Improvised Explosives will be the featured speaker.  Charles Knapp – Haltom City FD will present Arson Task Force training for small communities.

Fairfield Inn and Suites is conference hotel. Limited number of rooms are blocked for $89/night Agenda is currently 2 days of 1033 and 921 and .

Door Prizes being considered: Knife, Donation by Integrity Fire, Customized Fire Ring.

Smoker will be used to raise donations for burn camp. Drawing end of 2nd day.

Speakers will be given Yetis.

Dan will look into pricing of providing one or two lunches.

We will provide bottled water, coffee and donuts. Dan may be able to provide the water.

Scott will arrange for ice from the training center.

Jeff will create a list of restaurants for website

Scott will check on a map of the facility to post on website.

Jeff will check into hotel room for Knapp.

Jeff will create a test for the course.

Merchandise: Neal received 5.11 backpacks for conference give-away. He also ordered Black Spiral/orange emblem notebooks w/pen to be given away. 5.11 has provided hats.

Regional Conferences: No update.

Nominating: None.

Awards: We have 2 submissions so far for photos.

Membership:

Heather Stanley reported 111 current members

CFI: None.

Website:  Website is updated and live.

Report from the Executive Secretary: None

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None

New Business: None

NEXT MEETING: Date: September 13, 2016

Location: Tulsa – OSU Forensic

Time: 10am

 A Motion to Adjourn was made by Ashley Stephens and Seconded by David VanBuskirk

Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 11:21 AM

 

21 Jul 2016

OKIAAI Board Minutes 7-21-2016

Date: 7/21/2016

Time: 10:07 AM

Location: Tulsa Fire Administration

Call to order by 1st Vice President

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

Gary Dill (Past Pres)  Scott Winford (Pres) Jeff VanDolah (1st VP)

Ashley Stephens(2nd VP) Bill Hollander (3rd Yr.) Tommy Scott (3rd yr)

Chris Woodall ( 2nd Yr.)  Dan Salts (2nd yr) David VanBuskirk (1st Yr)

Fred Henderson (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer).

Reading and Approval of Minutes: Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Neal Moore and seconded by Jeff VanDolah. Status = Approved unanimously

New Membership: None

Treasurer’s Report: reported balance of $13,639.60.  Motion to approve report by Jeff VanDolah and seconded  by Ashley Stephens. Status = Approved unanimously.

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: conference will be in Tulsa at OSU Forensic Science Center- 1111 W. 17th Tulsa, OK 74107. Scott has arranged for Tulsa FD honor guard and Jeff will look into an OSU president for keynote.  Dates will be Oct 26-28, 2016.  John Frucci – Director of IMPEX. Center for Improvised Explosives will be the featured speaker.  Charles Knapp – Haltom City FD will present Arson Task Force training for small communities.

Fairfield Inn and Suites is conference hotel. Limited number of rooms are blocked for $89/night Agenda is currently 2 days of 1033 and 921.

Door Prizes being considered: Cooler, Gun, fire ring, generator, kicker, knife, smoker. Dan will follow up on ordering fire pit/ring. Speakers will be given Yetis.

Merchandise: Neal to order 5.11 backpacks for conference give-away. He will also order Black Spiral/orange emblem notebooks w/pen to be given away.

Regional Conferences: No update.

Nominating: None.

Awards: We have 2 submissions so far for photos.

Membership: Heather Stanley reported 110 current members

CFI: Jeff proctored a test this week.

Website: Website is updated and live.

Report from the Executive Secretary: Thank you received from OK Burn Camp and from Magalassi Foundation.

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None

New Business:

Date: August 18, 2016

Location: Tulsa – TBD

Time: 10am

 A Motion to Adjourn was made by David VanBuskirk and Seconded by Jeff VanDolah.  Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 11:07 AM

 

21 Jul 2016

OKIAAI Board Minutes 6-23-2016

Date: 6/23/2016

Time: 10:04 AM

Location: Tulsa Fire Administration

Call to order by 1st Vice President

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

Gary Dill (Past Pres)  Scott Winford (Pres) Jeff VanDolah (1st VP)

Ashley Stephens(2nd VP) Bill Hollander (3rd Yr.)  Tommy Scott (3rd yr)

Chris Woodall ( 2nd Yr.)  Dan Salts (2nd yr) David VanBuskirk (1st Yr)

Fred Henderson (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer).

Reading and Approval of Minutes: Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Gary Dill and seconded by Dan Salts. Status = Approved unanimously

New Membership: None

Treasurer’s Report: Heather Stanley reported balance of $13,689.60.  Motion to approve report by David VanBuskirk and seconded  by Tommy Scott. Status = Approved unanimously.

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: conference will be in Tulsa at OSU Forensic Science Center- 1111 W. 17th Tulsa, OK 74107. Scott will look into Tulsa FD for honor guard and an OSU president will be keynote.  Possible topics are 1033-Frucci as possible instructor, CV prep, and Arson case study. Dates will be Oct 26-28, 2016.  John Frucci – Director of IMPEX. Center for Improvised Explosives will be the featured speaker.

Fairfield Inn and Suites is being considered for conference hotel. Jeff is working with hotel to get a contract. Agenda is currently 2 days of 1033 and 921.

Door Prizes being considered: Cooler, Gun, fire ring, generator.

Merchandise: Jeff will get with Neal to order 5.11 backpacks for conference give-away. Black Spiral notebooks w/pen will also be given away.

Regional Conferences: No update.

Nominating: None.

Awards: We have 2 submissions so far for photos.

Membership:  Heather Stanley reported 110 current members

CFI: Jeff was contacted by a member and is pending training materials to schedule exam.

Website: Website is updated and live.

Report from the Executive Secretary: OSU Foundation gave us a Thank You card and tax receipt for hole sponsorship.

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None 

New Business: David asked about availability of Arson Reward Posters for distribution. The board will follow up with Attorney Cathcart now that we have non-profit status about the possibility of managing the funds for OAAC.

Date: July 21, 2016

Location: Tulsa – TBD

Time: 10am

A Motion to Adjourn was made by David VanBuskirk and Seconded by Gary Dill.  Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 11:15 AM

 

25 May 2016

OKIAAI Board Minutes 5-25-2016

Date: 5/25/2016
Time: 10:10 AM
Location: QAI Testing Laboratories

Call to order by 1st Vice President

Roll Call

(Bold Italic = Absent)

Gary Dill (Past Pres); Scott Winford (Pres); Jeff VanDolah (1st VP); Ashley Stephens(2nd VP); Bill Hollander (3rd Yr.);  Tommy Fletcher (3rd yr); Chris Woodall ( 2nd Yr.);  Dan Salts (2nd yr);  David VanBuskirk (1st Yr); Fred Henderson (1st Yr),; Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary); Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer)

Reading and Approval of Minutes

Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Neal Moore and seconded by Bill Hollander. Status = Approved unanimously

New Membership

One

Treasurer’s Report

Neal Moore reported balance of $17,169.63. Motion to approve report by Scott Winford and seconded by Chris Woodall. Status = Approved unanimously.

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: conference will be in Tulsa at OSU Forensic Science Center- 1111 W. 17th Tulsa, OK 74107. Scott will look into Tulsa FD for honor guard and an OSU president will be keynote.  Possible topics are 1033-Frucci as possible instructor, CV prep, and evidence collection. Dates will be Oct 26-28, 2016.  John Frucci – Director of IMPEX. Center for Improvised Explosives will be the featured speaker.

Fairfield Inn and Suites is being considered for conference hotel. Jeff is working with hotel to get a contract.  Agenda is currently 2 days of 1033 and 921. Will will attempt to make this a tested course. 3rd day for CV prep.

Merchandise: Jeff will look into merchandise options including Write in The Rain products, magnetic name tag holders. Acrylic clipboards, Yeti coffee mugs, laptop backpack. Pcnametag.com or namebadgeproducts.com for magnetic nametags.

Regional Conferences: No update.

Nominating: None.

Awards: We have 2 submissions so far for photos.

Membership:

Heather Stanley reported 110 current members

CFI:  

Website: Dan VanBuskirk is finishing revisions and website should be live in the next few days.

Report from the Executive Secretary:

None

Report from Secretary/Treasurer

None

New Business
  • Jeff reported IAAI conference was well done. Ken Helms accepted IOTY award on behalf of Enid FD.
  • BW Scott recognized as only international member with 50 years.
  • Brian McDonald provided a tour of QAI Testing Laboratories.
Next Board Meeting

Date: June 23, 2016
Location: Tulsa Fire Administration
Time: 10am

A Motion to Adjourn was made by Gary Dill and Seconded by Jeff VanDolah.
Status = Approved unanimously
Adjourned at: 10:54 AM

27 Apr 2016

NEWS RELEASE
April 27, 2016

Arson Investigation Team Receives 2016 Investigators of the Year Award

Enid Fire Department Fire Marshal Ken Helms was present to accept the 2016 Investigators of the Year Award Tuesday from the International Association of Arson Investigators at their 2016 Annual Training Conference in Orlando, FL. The award was presented to Helms and Assistant Fire Marshals Kevin Winter, Bill Moss & Mike Schatz.

The team was previously awarded the Investigator of the Year honor by the Oklahoma Chapter of the IAAI in October of 2015, after the successful conviction of Martin R. Painter for setting a fire in the vacant structure located at 424 S. Grand on May 11, 2014. Painter is suspected of setting a number of similar fires from 2010 thru 2014. The IAAI-OK Chapter then passed the nomination up to the parent organization for their consideration.

The International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) is the largest professional organization of fire investigators in the world, providing training, certification and leadership to the profession. The IAAI has more than 8,700 members in 80 chapters worldwide who work in all aspects of the fire investigation profession, including the fire service, criminal justice system, legal profession, the insurance industry, and science engineering disciplines.

The IAAI is committed to accuracy in the fire origin and cause determination, and provides and supports training and professionalism under recognized standards and guidelines promulgated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

“We are extremely honored to receive this award from such a highly respected group of professionals.” Helms said. “When your job description is “fire prevention” your success is often measured by a reduction in your failure rate. We don’t know when we’ve prevented a fire, we only know about those we failed to prevent. But, in this case we believe our efforts removed a serial arsonist from the community and are confident that additional fires have been prevented.”

03 Nov 2015

2015 Investigator of the Year

Congratulations to Enid Fire Department Investigators Bill Moss, Mike Shatz, Ken Helms and Kevin Winter

From 2010 through 2014 the Enid Fire Department had several suspicious fires. Specifically 17 fires that were under investigation or the cause was undetermined. One factor tied all of the fires together, that being the location of an individual named Martin Painter, who has had a previous Arson conviction. These fires were all in close proximity to Painter’s residence. In at least two of the fires, a suspect matching Painter’s description was observed at or near the scene. On May 11, 2014, EFD responded to a structure fire at 424 S Grand Ave, a building owned by the City of Enid. Ultimately EFD with assistance from ATF, determined the fire to be incendiary. The EFD investigators obtained surveillance camera footage and identified a individual in the area as none other than Martin Painter. EFD Investigators painstakingly created a timeline through separate video footage chronicling Painter’s movements during the time of the fire. Soon after, EFD/ATF interviewed Painter at his residence and were given contradictory statements regarding the fire. investigators obtained a state search warrant for Painter’s residence. Investigators found a newspaper in the residence. The headline of the newspaper was that of the aforementioned fire. Ultimately Painter was charged and arrested for arson. Painter pled guilty to Second Degree Arson and on January 13th, 2015, Painter was sentenced to twelve (12) years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and further ordered to pay $121,030.00 in restitution. If it weren’t for the tireless efforts of the Enid Fire Department, Painter may very well still be setting fires today. The team approach taken by EFD resulted in a successful apprehension and conviction of a serial arsonist. Their selfless efforts and “one team” mentality exemplifies exactly what the Oklahoma Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators stands for.