Steven Kunkle, IAAI-CFI (V), CFEI, CHMT, ECT


Steven Kunkle, IAAI-CFI (V), CFEI, CHMT, ECT
Fire Investigator
800-482-5611 Ext: 1849
[email protected]
Based Out Of: California

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12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville, KY 40299

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Steven Kunkle joined Donan in 2017 as a Fire Investigator based out of the firm’s Los Angeles, California office. He has 44 years of fire service experience, and has conducted over 500 fire investigations.  Mr. Kunkle’s areas of expertise are origin and cause fire investigations for structural, vehicle, and wildland fires. He is a Certified Fire Investigator, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, a Certified Evidence Collection Technician, and a Certified Hazardous Materials Technician.  Mr. Kunkle has a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from National University and an Associate degree in Business Management from Mesa College. He also serves as an instructor for courses in fire investigation, fire technology, fire safety, survival, equipment and systems.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERTISE

Origin & Cause Fire Investigations
Residential
Commercial
Industrial
Vehicle
Wildland

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator
Certified Fire Investigator (V), IAAI
Certified Fire Investigator, NFPA
Certified Hazardous Materials Technician
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator
Evidence Collection Technician

AFFILIATIONS

California Conference Arson Investigators, CCAI
Fire Technology Instructor/Director – Mt. San Jacinto College
International Association of Fire Investigators
National Association of Fire Investigators

COURSES TAUGHT

2004 – Present Firefighter Safety and Survival, MSJC, San Jacinto & Menifee, CA
2004 – Present Fundamentals of Fire Prevention, MSJC, San Jacinto & Menifee, CA
2004 – Present Introduction to Fire Technology: Fire Behavior, Chemistry and Physics of Fire, MSJC, San Jacinto & Menifee, CA
2004 – Present Fire Service Protection Systems, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
2004 – Present Fundamentals of Fire Behavior and Combustion, MSJC, San Jacinto & Menifee, CA
1997 – 2004 Fire Department Safety Officer, National Fire Academy, Monroe, WA

EDUCATION

1980 National University,
Bachelor of Arts, Behavioral Science

1972 Mesa College,
Associate Degree, Business Management

Relevant Experience

2017 – Present DONAN
Los Angeles, California
Fire Investigator

2011 – 2017 G4S Compliance & Investigations
Raleigh, North Carolina
Fire Investigator

2004 – 2011 Idyllwild Fire Protection District
Idyllwild, California
Fire Chief/ Fire Marshal

1997 – 2004 Monroe Fire District #3
Monroe, Washington
Fire Chief/ Fire Marshal

1995 – 1997 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Division Chief/ Operations Chief

1993 – 1995 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
EMS Chief

1992 – 1993 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Training Chief

1988 – 1992 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Battalion Chief

1982 – 1988 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Training Officer

1981 – 1982 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Assistant Training Officer

1980 – 1981 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Deputy Fire Marshal

1978 – 1980 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Fire Captain

1977 – 1978 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Reserve Training Officer

1976 – 1977 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Fire Engineer

1976 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Fire/ Arson Investigator

1973 – 1976 North County Fire Protection District
Fallbrook, California
Firefighter/ EMT



Steven Kunkle, IAAI-CFI (V), CFEI, CHMT, ECT
Fire Investigator
800-482-5611 Ext: 1849
[email protected]
Based Out Of: California

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville, KY 40299

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