Who can nominate an investigator?

Anyone can nominate an investigator for the award, i.e. fire/police chief, fire marshal, colleague, etc. A nomination form shall be completed and accompanied by a letter explaining why this person should be considered for the award. See nomination form below.

Investigator of the Year Award

Investigator of the Year Award is given to an individual who is an active member of the FL-IAAI and who has shown outstanding achievement through the use of professional expertise in both the criminal and civil fields of arson control. The recipient shall not be a current officer or member of the Board of Directors, nor shall the recipient be a member of the Awards Committee. There shall be one annual Investigator of the Year. Anyone can nominate an investigator for the award, i.e. fire or police chief, fire marshal, colleague, etc. A nomination form shall be completed and accompanied by a letter explaining why this person should be considered for the award. Nomination Forms must be postmarked no later than August 4, 2017. Applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.

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Nominations must be postmarked by August 4, 2017 and mailed to:

Attn: Awards Committee

Michael Boike

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

405 Pike Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

The Guy E "Sandy" Burnett Distinguished Service Award

The Guy E "Sandy" Burnett Distinguished Service Award was established to honor the legacy of a great pioneer in the field of fire investigation. Sandy, as he is known to his friends and colleagues, has provided his expertise in fire litigation, including developing the arson statutes currently used today in the State of Florida. Sandy had acted as the Chapter's Legal Adviser for many years.

This award is given to an individual or organization that has provided outstanding service and dedication to the Fire Investigators of Florida for the purpose and objectives the Chapter represents. The recipient receiving this award, is one that represents that same "passion" that Sandy had, and is chosen by the Board of Directors. The award may be given on an annual basis at the Chapter Annual Training Conference.

Photography Competition

One award will be given in each category of Arson and Accidental Fire Photography. Photos will be judged on content, technique and composition. In addition, photos will be published in the FL-IAAI Newsletter following the Annual General Meeting..

Rules for the Annual FL-IAAI Photo Competition:

1. The Photographic Award competition is open only to members in good standing of the FL-IAAI. 2. All photos entered must be the work of the person entering and must have been taken within the preceding 24 months. 3. There are two categories for competition: Category 1 – Arson Photos; Category 2 – Accidental Fire Photos (A maximum of two photographs may be submitted by any one entrant in each category.) 4. Photos may be in color or black and white. 5. If submitting digital photos they must be shot at 3 to 8 mega pixels and in JPG format. If shot by 35mm, photos can be scanned into digital format, or prints may be submitted in an 8 x 10 format. No identification or marks of any kind may be placed on the photograph. Photographs are not to be mounted. A designation of appropriate category and a brief explanation of the subject of the photograph, including type of structure or item, must accompany each photograph submitted and reference the digital number of the photograph (if applicable). Photos may not be electronically manipulated in any way. The awards committee reserves the right to make contact with the entrant to verify the photograph by means of further documentation. 6. The following information must be included for each photo submission: Name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, Department or Company Name, Date photo was taken, Location of photo scene, Current e-mail address, Number sequence of each photo submitted by digital number as described in Rule 5 (if applicable). 7. All photo entries become the property of the FL-IAAI and will not be returned. 8. Any entry not complying with these rules will be eliminated. 9. All photos must be submitted either via email to southdirectorfliaai@gmail.com or postmarked no later than August 4, 2017. Applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.

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Nominations must be postmarked by August 4, 2017 and mailed to:

Attn: Awards Committee

Michael Boike

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

405 Pike Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

southdirectorfliaai@gmail.com