Queen Elizabeth II

All of us at Gardiner Associates Training and Research are deeply saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Her devotion to duty has been an inspiration for our nation. A sparkling flame has been extinguished. May she rest in peace.

Dr John DeHaan

It is with deep sadness that Gardiner Associates Training & Research team have to announce the passing of our veteran business associate and world-renowned fire investigation ambassador and dear friend Dr. John DeHaan.

Our company founder Mick Gardiner, first met John in November 1989 when they shared the speakers’ platform at a Forensic Science Society event in Harrogate. Their personal friendship and our company’s professional relationship with John developed over the nineties through to 2007 when John was a keynote speaker at eight of our annual ‘Live, Learn and Pass It On’ fire investigation conferences at Brunel University. A total of over 1000 UK delegates benefited from John’s teachings at these events alone.

For over 12 years we also had the privilege of hosting John’s Advance Fire and Explosion courses, which he co-presented with our other US Business Associate Jack Malooly. These combined theory/practical programmes were attended by an approximate total of 400 UK delegates.

In 2015 John, Jack and Mick shared a speaker’s platform in Leeds at the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences conference event titled ‘Fire Investigation: Where were we? Where are we? Where are we going? A couple of years later John began to curtail his international travels as his body was feeling the wear & tear of sharing his passion for fire and explosion across the UK and global fire investigation community.

Over recent years members of the GATR team maintained regular telephone contact with John and will miss him very much.

Rest in Peace John.
All at GATR

About GATR

Gardiner Associates Training and Research (GATR)

is the UK’s major provider of inter-agency fire investigation training to police and fire authorities. The company ethos is that training should be delivered by people who possess and practice intrinsic skills in the subject areas that they teach. To that end, from its launch in 1996, Gardiner Associates has assembled a multi-disciplined team of practitioners.

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Skills for Justice Awards

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SFJA National Assessment Centre.

We are delighted to announce that GATR/Phoenix Heights has been awarded Approval Centre status by Skills for Justice Awards. This allows us to now offer Level 5 Certificate in Fire Investigation (QCF).

Practically-based qualifications are usually gained via the laborious and lengthy process of building portfolios of testimonies and statements carried out in the workplace; however our qualification consists of streamlined processes of assessment, which are both efficient and cost effective.Practitioner fire investigators can now obtain a formal qualification that testifies to their technical knowledge and practical skills.

Please contact us to express an interest and receive more information about the award.

Level 5 Certificate in Fire Investigation

SFJ Awards National Assessment Centre

We are delighted to announce that GATR/Phoenix Heights has been awarded Approval Centre status by SFJ Awards. This allows us to now offer Level 5 Certificate in Fire Investigation (QCF).

Practically-based qualifications are usually gained via the laborious and lengthy process of building portfolios of testimonies and statements carried out in the workplace; however our qualification consists of streamlined processes of assessment, which are both efficient and cost effective.Practitioner fire investigators can now obtain a formal qualification that testifies to their technical knowledge and practical skills.

Click here for Level 5 Certificate in Fire Investigation