Video Profiles of Fire Investigators

In 2020, a small crew from CFITrainer.Net had the opportunity to travel the country and speak with fire investigators at all stages of their careers to get a sampling of the great diversity of this occupation. We talked about a wide variety of subjects, including their career paths, training practices, the IAAI, and their opinions on opportunities and challenges facing the profession. Our conversations were full of insights and inspiration and we're pleased to share them with you here.

We want to thank Tom Fee, Dan Heenan, Mike Schlatman, Kirk Hankins and others for helping us set up these interviews.

Larry Haydu
Assistant Fire Chief
Clark County Fire Department

Corey Sands
Fire Marshal
Shawnee, KS
Brett Hockett
Captain of Fire Prevention
Lenexa Fire Department
Brian Stanley
Master Firefighter/Shift Investigator
Shawnee Fire Department (KS)
Victor Furtado
Fire Prevention/Arson Investigator
Downey Fire Department
Steve Wilson
Senior Fire Investigator
Fire Consulting International, Inc.
Scott Smith
Fire Investigator
Clark County Fire Department
Joe Bomortino
Fire Investigator
Peek Fire Investigations
Jim Powderly
Fire Inspector/Investigator
Chino Valley Fire District
Tracey Devader
Senior Fire Prevention Officer
Shawnee Fire Department, Kansas
Edward Nordskog
Arson/Bomb Profiler/Investigator, Author
Kevin Lunkwitz
Fire Investigator
Clark County Fire Department
Keith Marshall
Fire Investigator
The Travelers Company
Jim Brown
Fire Investigator
Fire Forensics and Technology
Eric Katzer
Lenexa, Kansas
Greg Hoener
Firefighter Inspector
Los Angeles, CA
Carlo Guajardo
Fire Forensics and Technology
Ray Falcon
Fire Investigator (Retired)
Orange County Fire Authority
Linda Poe
Fire Investigator
Las Vegas, NV
Donnie Howard
Fire Marshal Agent
McAlester, Oklahoma
Dylan Adkins
IAAI Member
Rancho Cucamonga, CA