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The first meeting of the CTIF Fire Investigation Group


The first official meeting of the new CTIF Fire Investigations Group was held in Budapest, Hungary on May 31 - June 2nd 2017. This newly formed CTIF group´s goals are to further cooperation between fire investigation experts, to share and exchange results of fire investigation at an international level and to achieve benefits for professional services and experts.


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Published by Bjorn Ulfsson / CTIF NEWS


At the first meeting the group discussed two important items.

One of them was the education system of fire investigation experts (requirement for basic level and further training).

Their second important topic on the agenda was Equipment and Methods used for fire investigations.

The working language for this group is English.

14 Member Nations are currently part of the Fire Investigations Group.

It is the group´s intention to reach out to all CTIF Member Nations to invite them all the participate. The goal is for a every CTIF Member Country to have at least one delegate in the Fire Investigations Group.


Agenda for the CTIF Fire Investigation Working Group meeting

31th May – 2nd June 2017, Budapest


31th May 2017, Wednesday


                                 Arrival, transfer is provided.


19:00 – 21:00           Dinner at the hotel


1st June 2017, Thursday

09:00 – 09:15           Opening of the International Fire Investigation Conference

09:15 – 09:30           Presentation about the NDGDM

09:30 – 12:50           Presentation about the Hungarian fire investigation
                                 - education system
                                 - equipment and methods

                                 Coffee break

                                 Case study of a fire investigation

13:00 – 14:00           Buffet lunch at the hotel

14:00 – 18:00           First meeting of the CTIF Fire Investigation Working Group

14:00 – 17:00           Presentation by international participants
Work in two parallel Section

                                 Section I: education system

                                 Section II: equipment and methods

15:30 – 15:45           Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00           Report of the Section I and II

  • guide lines, lessons learned

17:00 – 18:00           Plenary session: report of the Sections – conclusions, recommendations

18:00                        Adjournment of the meeting


19:00 – 21:00           Official Dinner in a restaurant


2nd June 2017, Friday

09:00 – 12:00           Rules of procedure of the fire investigation working group

  • positions: chairman, vice-chairman
  • next meetings: one or two a year
  • invitation letter from the chairman
  • open working group
  • venue of the meetings
  • provided costs of a meeting


12:00                        Closure of the meeting

12:00 – 13:00           Buffet lunch at the hotel

Date:  Wednesday, 31. May 2017 (All day) to Friday, 2. June 2017 (All day)

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