Johnson City fire prevention officer receives international designation

Feb. 20, 2024

Johnson City fire prevention officer receives international designation

The International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) recently announced that Fire Prevention Officer (FPO) Kevin Haynes of the Johnson City Fire Department received the designation of Fire Investigation Technician (FIT).

FPO Haynes transferred from the Department’s Suppression Division to the Prevention Division in July 2023. He successfully passed the FIT test on February 12. To become an IAAI designated Fire Investigation Technician, FPO Haynes completed 44 hours of tested training and passed a comprehensive exam. Time and experience in the fire service are also considered in the IAAI-FIT testing application process.

Currently, FPO Haynes is the only individual with IAAI-FIT designation within the Johnson City Fire Department. The IAAI-FIT is the initial designation in the fire investigation field. Other members of the Johnson City Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Office are IAAI-Certified Fire Investigators.

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