Our History

Chartered in 1983, the NVIAAI was originally formed to provide training to fire investigators located in the state of Nevada. Our members come from both the private and public sector throughout the state.

Over the years our purpose and objectives have expanded to include:

  1. To unite for mutual benefit those public officials and private persons engaged in the control of arson and kindred crimes.
  2. To provide for exchange of technical information and developments.
  3. To cooperate with other public service agencies and associations to further fire investigation and the suppression of the crime of Arson.
  4. To encourage high professional standards of conduct among members, and to continually strive to eliminate all factors which interfere with the administration of justice.
  5. To foster greater professional competence in the investigative techniques and recognition of
    the crime of Arson.


Mark Regan
Wildland Fire Program
NV Energy

Vice President
Laura Brown IAAI-CFI
Senior Fire Investigator
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

Second Vice President
Chris McCubbins
Assistant Fire Marshal
Sparks Fire Department

David Bates IAAI-CFI
Travelers Insurance

Jennifer Donohue
Fire Inspector II
North Lake Tahoe Fire District


Board of Directors

Region I Director
Dave Ruben IAAI-CFI
Fire Marshal
Carson City Fire Department

Region II Director
John Holmes IAAI-CFI
Fire Marshal
Elko Fire Department

Region III Director
Jeff Nardiello IAAI-CFI
Special Agent, BATFE

At-Large Director                                Immediate Past President                                                  
Dan Heenan IAAI-CFI                                Mike Doughty IAAI-CFI
Assistant Fire Chief Clark County Fire Department



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