Dear Membership,

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were a great time to be with family and friends.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 21st, 2022. We will have Doug Rayburn, Certified Fire Investigator; President of Rayburn Fire Scene Investigations, Inc., Laurel Mason, Laboratory Director of Analytical Forensic Associates, Steve Claxton, Senior Electrical Engineer w/ Hansen Engineering Services and Rob Helmkamp, Certified Fire Investigator, President & Principal Consultant of Pyr-Tech, Inc. here to discuss Evidence – Fire Scene to Lab to Courtroom & How, When , & Why to Utilizing an Elec. Engineer in Accordance w/NFPA 921. Learn More and Register today via the website or thru communication sent by the board.

If you have not done so, please renew your international and local memberships today. This will ensure you do not miss out on upcoming trainings and communications.

This is YOUR Chapter and you have an amazing and committed Board serving you. I know that you all will continue to support the Chapter as we move ahead in the coming years and continue to grow and serve our members.  Thanks to all of you for all that you have done and will continue to do. The Board asks that if you would like to recommend a training topic/speaker, please make your thoughts known to Chris Block, who is our Training Chair for the Chapter. His e-mail is

As a reminder, please mark your calendars for the meeting dates shown on the website so you are sure not to miss a meeting. Thanks to ALL who make this Chapter the success that it has been and for your support as we go forward. It is YOUR involvement that makes this Chapter what it is.

Have a great day!

Have a great day!

As always,

Heather Horvath | IL-IASIU President

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