Joseph Hernandez
Alamo Fire Department


Juan Martinez

Cameron County


William Adair

Harlingen Fire Department

Past President
Liza Aguirre
​Alamo Fire Department

Lifetime Member

​Dr. Armando Ocanas

Palmview ISD


Stay current on changes to any applicable codes when in the interest of the fire service.

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South Texas Fire Investigators Association-RGV, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is a resource for fire investigation training, technology, research, and professional development to all members who are active within of the corporation.

​Our members include Fire Investigators, law enforcement officers, members of the District Attorney's office, private investigators, insurance investigators, fire inspectors, safety officers, insurance adjusters, retired arson investigators, retired law enforcement officers, and/or any special agent.​

Our association is open to all persons actively engaged in the investigation of fires. This includes, but is not limited to fire origin and cause investigators, municipal, county, state, and federal arson investigators.

Exchange of professional information among its members.

Promote awareness of the crime of arson.


Professional, educational, and community activities for benefit of those persons engaged primarily in the detection and control of arson and determining the origin and cause of fires.

Promote fire safety education and intervention programs for the community.

The South Texas Fire Investigators Association-RGV Inc. is dedicated to improving the professional development of fire and explosion investigators by being the resource for fire investigation training, technology, and research.


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Assist local investigators in their professional activities.


Active Membership

To become part of this organization, please contact us to be a candidate for membership.

Once you have submitted your application it will be taken into consideration by the association board.  

You will receive a response within the next 24 hours via email. 
Once approved, please pay membership dues of $50 immediately. 

Active members can renew their membership immediately without re-application.  

Renewal of membership is due every 12 months after the initial approval of your application.  ​

Trainings and Certifications
Training and certification dues are separate. 
All fees shall be paid before any class is to begin. 
Travel expenses are not covered by the association unless otherwise specified.

Register online by submitting an email requesting membership application to:


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South Texas Fire Investigators Association-RGV, Inc.

PO Box 534114
Harlingen, Texas 78553