Michael Harkness, CFEI, CVFI


Michael Harkness, CFEI, CVFI
Fire Investigator
800-482-5611 Ext: 1101
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Indiana

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12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville, KY 40299

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Harkness joined Donan in 2019 and currently serves as a Fire Investigator based out of the firm’s Indianapolis, Indiana office. He began his fire career in 2004 and has previous experience serving as a lieutenant with the Indianapolis Fire Department. His areas of expertise are fire and explosion origin and cause, fire and smoke damage, mechanical fire causation, and residential and commercial structure fires, among others.

Mike is a certified fire and explosion investigator, a certified vehicle fire investigator, a certified EMT, a certified safety officer, firefighter I & II, fire officer I & II, a hazardous material technician, and a licensed professional engineer in Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in civil engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree from Manchester University in engineering science.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERTISE

Fire and Explosion Origin and Cause
Fire and Smoke Damage
Mechanical Fire Causation
Residential and Commercial Structure Fires

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator
Certified EMT
Certified Safety Officer
Firefighter I & II
Fire Officer I & II
Hazardous Material Technician
Professional Engineer, Indiana

AFFILIATIONS

American Society Of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)

EDUCATION

1993 Purdue University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

1991 Manchester University
Bachelor of Science, Engineering Science

Relevant Experience

2019 – Present DONAN
Indianapolis, IN
Fire Investigator

2004 – Present City of Indianapolis Fire Department
Indianapolis, IN
Lieutenant

2016 – 2019 Wolf Technical Services, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
Fire Investigator, Forensic Technician & Forensic Civil Engineer

2013 – 2015 Commonwealth Engineers
Indianapolis, IN
Project Engineer

2011 – 2013 American Structurepoint, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
Project Fire Investigator

2010 – 2011 Commonwealth Engineers
Indianapolis, IN
Project Engineer

2007 – 2010 The Schneider Corporation
Indianapolis, IN
Project Engineer

2000 – 2004 American Structurepoint, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
Project Engineer & Manager

1995 – 2000 M.D. Wessler and Associates, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
Design Engineer



Michael Harkness, CFEI, CVFI
Fire Investigator
800-482-5611 Ext: 1101
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Indiana

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville, KY 40299

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