John Heinen, IAAI-CFI(V)/ECT, CFEI
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John Heinen, IAAI-CFI(V)/ECT, CFEI
Fire Investigator
1-800-482-5611 Ext. 1149
[email protected]
Based Out Of: North Carolina

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville, KY 40299

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Heinen joined Donan in 2018 and currently serves as a Fire Investigator based out of the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. He began his fire career in 2001 and has previous experience serving as a Fire Investigator, Assistant Fire Marshal, and a Firefighter. His areas of expertise are commercial fires, construction equipment fires, electrical fire causation, fatal fires, industrial fires, large loss fires, machinery safety and guarding, residential fires, and vehicle fires, among others.

John is a Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. He holds a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health and a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University, as well as an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Fire Science and Arson Detection from Northern Virginia Community College.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERTISE

Commercial Fires
Construction Equipment Fires
Electrical Fire Causation
Fatal Fires
Industrial Fires
Large Loss Fires
Machinery Safety and Guarding
Residential Fires
Vehicle Fires

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Certified Fire Investigator, IAAI
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, IAAI
Evidence Collection Technician, IAAI
Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, NAFI
Certified Fire Investigator, NCDOI OSFM
Fire Investigation Technician, NCDOI OSFM
Certified Hazardous Materials Technician, IAFF, VDEM
Certified Hazardous Materials Operations, VDFP
Fire Instructor III, NFPA
Fire Officer II, NFPA
Certified Firefighter I & II
Private Investigator, North Carolina
Private Investigator, South Carolina
Private Investigator, Tennessee
Private Investigator, Virginia 

AFFILIATIONS

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
North Carolina International Association of Arson Investigators (NC-IAAI)
South Carolina International Association of Arson Investigators (SC-IAAI)

COURSES TAUGHT

2014 Arson Detection for First Responders, National Fire Academy, Mecklenburg County, NC
2009 Basic Fire Investigation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Fire Department, Canandaigua, NY
2007 Arson Detection for First Responders, National Fire Academy, Loudoun County, VA
2004 Basic Fire Investigation, Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Loudoun County, VA

EDUCATION

2012 Columbia Southern University
Master of Science, Occupational Safety & Health
2010 Columbia Southern University
Bachelor of Science, Fire Science
2008 Northern Virginia Community College
Associate of Arts & Sciences, Fire Science & Arson Detection

Relevant Experience

2018 – Present DONAN
Charlotte, NC
Fire Investigator

2014 – 2018 Charlotte Fire Department
Charlotte, NC
Fire Investigator/Fire and Life Safety Educator

2011 – 2014 Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal’s Office
Mecklenburg County, NC
Assistant Fire Marshal

2009 – 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs Fire Department
Canandaigua, NY
Firefighter/EMT/HazMat Tech

2004 – 2008 Loudoun County Department of Fire & Rescue
Loudoun County, VA
Firefighter/EMT/HazMat Tech

2000 – 2004 Arlington County Fire Department
Arlington County, VA
Volunteer Firefighter/EMT

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John Heinen, IAAI-CFI(V)/ECT, CFEI
Fire Investigator
1-800-482-5611 Ext. 1149
[email protected]
Based Out Of: North Carolina

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville, KY 40299

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