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.


Dave Ruben, IAAI-CFI
Fire Marshal
Carson City Fire Department

Vice President
Mike Doughty, IAAI-CFI
Fire Investigator II
Clark County Fire Department

Second Vice President
Mark Regan
Assistant Fire Marshal
North Lake Tahoe Fire District

Duane Lemons, IAAI-CFI
Duane T. Lemons Consulting

Chris McCubbins
Assistant Fire Marshal
Sparks Fire Department

Board of Directors

Region I Director
Heidi Neilson
East Fork Fire District

Region II Director
John Holmes
Fire Marshal
Elko Fire Department

Region III Director
Laura Brown
Senior Fire Investigator
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

At-Large Director                                           Ex-Officio Member                                     
Jennifer Donohue                                                Daniel Heenan ATF-CFI
Fire Inspector II                                                   ATF Special Agent, BATFE
North Lake Tahoe Fire District                         IAAI Past President



© 2012-2013 NVIAAI - NEVADA International Association of Arson Investigators

Terms of Use & Legal Notice