Georgia Fire Investigators Association, Inc.

Member News

  • 06/23/2016 15:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The GFIA Board will meet on Wednesday, July 27th at 12 PM.

    There will be a GFIA General Membership meeting help Wednesday, July 27th 2016 at 5:00pm during the SEATC. All members are welcome.

  • 06/21/2016 17:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Summer edition is now available online!

  • 06/17/2015 14:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We received a record number of entries for the K.G. Davis Scholarship this year.  To say our panel of judges struggled with narrowing the field to one individual is an understatement. 

    We are pleased to announce Lt. Anthony Koranda with the Fayette County Fire Marshal's Office as the 2015 recipient.  Lt. Koranda attained an Associate Degree in Fire Science and is preparing to further his education by pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.  Please join us in congratulating Lt. Koranda.

    We look forward to seeing everyone in July.  Be safe in your travels!


  • 05/12/2015 10:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Georgia Arson Control Board Seeks nominations for their annual “Prosecutor of the Year Award”

    The Georgia Arson Control Board would like your assistance in recognizing prosecutors who actively work to fight arson and fraud in our State.

    Do you know a prosecutor who takes an active role in the investigation and prosecution of arson cases?

    Do you know a prosecutor who has successfully tried a particularly difficult or newsworthy arson case and obtained a conviction?

    Do you know a prosecutor who has a successful history of working with state and local investigators fighting arson in our State?

    The Georgia Arson Control Board would like to hear from you!


    The Georgia Arson Control Program, Inc. (GAC) was formed in January of 1979, by property and casualty insurers writing business in Georgia. GAC, with the cooperation of the Commissioner, Georgia Department of Insurance and Safety Fire, and state/local law enforcement agencies, established an ARSON HOTLINE. A reward fund was initiated from which monetary rewards are given to individuals who come forward with information that results in the arrest and conviction of arsonists.


    Along with the reward program, the Board is active in other efforts that support fire and law enforcement investigators throughout the state. Each year the Board recognizes a prosecutor who shows an active interest in fighting arson and arson related fraud. The prosecutor will be recognized at the Annual Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia Conference held in July. We provide this award to not only recognize the prosecutor, but to also generate awareness of our continuing efforts to seek criminal convictions for persons arrested for arson.


    Please help the Board recognize deserving candidates by contacting Deborah Givens ( and provide information on a prosecutor you think is deserving of this recognition.


    Note – Nominations are due by June 17, 2016.

  • 05/08/2015 10:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bob Gore & K.G. Davis Scholarships


    The Georgia Arson Control Board is once again sponsoring the Bob Gore Scholarship to an individual who resides in the State of Georgia and who works in a public-safety related field.


    Additionally, the GFIA is sponsoring the K.G. Davis Scholarship to a member of the GFIA who lives in the State of Georgia and who works in a public-safety related field in GOOD STANDING (CURRENT DUES PAID).


    Applicants must be a current GFIA Member in good standing.  Applicants must mail, fax or e-mail a ONE page essay entitled, “Why I Want to Attend the Annual Southeastern Training Conference of the GFIA” and include a completed SEATC Registration form.  All documents must be RECEIVED no later than Monday, June 8, 2015.  Applications postmarked but not received prior to that date will not be given consideration.  Addresses are:


                Mail:  PO Box 1279, Snellville, GA 30078

                Fax:  770.982.8782



    If you have previously won a scholarship, please be sure to include which of the two you won and what year.  Consideration will first be given to applicants who have never received a scholarship.


    The two winning applicants will receive complimentary registration for the seminar and four nights lodging at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott. 


    Please direct any questions to Kevin Cunningham at 404-580-0783 or Teresa McAfee at 770-713-8108. 

  • 10/07/2014 18:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The 2015 Spring and Southeaster Seminar dates will be:

    March 24-27 and July 27- 31.  Mark you calendars and check back for upcoming information!

  • 03/28/2014 08:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Please be aware, it is the responsibility of each individual member to maintain a copy of your records of seminar attendance including Certificates.  Certificates CANNOT be duplicated.  The Training & Education Committee maintains records of attendance and test results for a period of seven years.  No additional records are maintained. 
  • 03/21/2014 00:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special thanks to the Henry County Fire Department for once again hosting the GFIA Spring Seminar.  The event was held the week of March 25th at Heritage Park in McDonough.  We had one of the largest turn outs in recent history with 120 participants and instructors.  Thanks to all of the speakers who donated their time and expertise to make this a successful seminar. 


  • 09/27/2013 00:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)