James Sielehr, IAAI-CFI


James Sielehr, IAAI-CFI
Lead Fire Investigator
800-482-5611 Ext: 1226
[email protected]
Based Out Of: California

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. James Sielehr joined Donan in 2016 as a Lead Fire Investigator based out of the firm’s Los Angeles, California office. He has 20 years of experience in fire and explosion investigations. Mr. Sielehr has worked in the following industries: federal government, state government and private sector. His areas of expertise are origin and cause fire investigations and interviews. Mr. Sielehr’s additional project capabilities include improvised incendiary devices, industrial fire investigation and interviewing.

Mr. Sielehr is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators and a Private Investigator in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Wisconsin.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERTISE

Origin and Cause Fire Investigations
Residential
Commercial
Vehicle
Recreational Vehicles
Marine Vessels
Interviewing

PROJECT EXAMPLES

Improvised Incendiary Devices
Industrial Fire Investigation
Interviewing

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Certified Fire Investigator, IAAI
Private Investigator, Arizona
Private Investigator, California
Private Investigator, Nevada
Private Investigator, Oregon
Private Investigator, Wisconsin

AFFILIATIONS

FAA Commercial Pilot – Multi-Engine Airplane and Helicopter with Instrument Ratings
Wisconsin IAAI, Chapter 25 – Member, Former District 3 Director
International Association of Arson Investigators

COURSES TAUGHT

1994 – 1999 Basic and Adv. Drug Investigations, WI DOJ-DNE, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Motives of the Arsonist, WI Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Evidence Collection, WI Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT), WI DOJ – DCI, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Fire Scene Classification, WI Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Fire Scene Documentation, WI Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Firefighter Responsibilities at the Scene, WI Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Law Enforcement’s Role in Fire Investigation, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Accidental Fires, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Interviewing & Interrogation, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Fatal Fire Scene Investigations, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Basic Fire/Arson Investigation for Law Enforcement and Firefighters in WI, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Sources of Information for Arson Investigation, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Legal Aspects of Fire Investigation, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 WI Fire Marshal’s Office Overview, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Determining the Area of Origin, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Incendiary Fires, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI
1999 – 2016 Managing Large Scale Complex Fire & Explosion Scene Investigations, Wisconsin Fire Marshal’s Office, Madison, WI

EDUCATION

1987 Madison Business College
Associate Degree, Accounting and Data Processing

Relevant Experience

2016 – Present DONAN
Los Angeles, California
Lead Fire Investigator

1999 – 2016 Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation
Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Special Agent, Deputy State Fire Marshal

1997 – 2000 U.S. Army Reserve – IRR
Madison, Wisconsin
CW2 – Senior Army Aviator – Helicopter Pilot

1994 – 1999 Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Narcotics Enforcement
Madison, Wisconsin
Special Agent – Narcotics Agent

1988 – 1997 Wisconsin Army National Guard
Madison, Wisconsin
CW2 – Senior Army Aviator / Helicopter

1986 – 1988 Wisconsin Army National Guard
Madison, Wisconsin
E-5 Sergeant – Explosives Specialist

1983 – 1986 Wisconsin Air National Guard
Madison, Wisconsin
Staff Sergeant – Ammunition & Explosives Specialist

 



James Sielehr, IAAI-CFI
Lead Fire Investigator
800-482-5611 Ext: 1226
[email protected]
Based Out Of: California

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

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