All individuals involved with Fire Investigations know Investigators that should be recognized for their investigative skills. It is a benefit for Fire Investigators to be recognized by their peers for their investigative skills. During the closing of the Annual Training Conference the OKIAAI Executive Board will present the annual award for Investigator of the Year. This award is presented each year at the annual conference. Any interested party may nominate a current OKIAAI member who best represents an Oklahoma Fire Investigator by meeting all the requirements. The nomination deadline is October 1 of each year.
Nominations are open to all investigators who meet the guidelines listed below.
- Must be a current and active member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the IAAI (attend seminars, share skills and experiences)
- Must be someone who has shown outstanding achievement, through the use of professional expertise, in either the criminal and civil fields of arson control.
- Must have had a successful completion of a recognized and tested course in fire investigation related work. (Examples: any state certification course by OSU, OU, OSU Tech, TU, or any other college/university, the National Fire Academy, or an IAAI or OKIAAI tested course.)
If nominee has a tested course not mentioned, please indicate in the space provided on the form. Membership in the IAAI is not required, but strongly encouraged.
Email any additional information that will support the nomination for Investigator of the Year to firstname.lastname@example.org. (e.g. Letters of Reference from Fire Chief, Mayor, Police Chief, Prosecutors, newspaper articles, clippings, etc.)