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Chad Vermeersch, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-FIT

Fire Investigator


Minneapolis Service Center
7667 Cahill Road, Ste. 250



Telephone 2





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Vermeersch’s experience in the fire industry spans approximately 30 years as a professional fire fighter.  He has received advance training in Investigations, Fire, Hazard waste materials, Technical Rescue and Emergency Medical Services response. He has functioned as a lead Fire investigator, Preceptor for new fire investigators, Shift Captain, Interim Battalion Chief, and Firefighter/Paramedic.

    Mr. Vermeersch is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators.

    Mr. Vermeersch has extensive experience in conducting thorough and accurate investigations to determine origin, cause, and responsibility for fires and explosions. He has managed investigations involving residential, commercial, industrial, and automotive equipment. He has studied and taught fire behavior for his entire career concentrating on how fuels, weather, and fire department interventions can change behavior and patterns. He possesses a strong understanding of the scientific methodology, fire science, fire dynamics, and forensic analysis techniques. He is well versed in local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to fire investigations.

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, License # 28093
    Fire Investigation Technician, International Association of Arson Investigators, License # 1414864
    Minnesota State Fire Fighter License, Minnesota Board of Fire Training and Education, MN, License # 000077
    Paramedic, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, National, License # P0873354
    Fire Officer II, International Fire Service Accreditation Council, MN, 1020787
    Fire Instructor II, International Fire Service Accreditation Council, MN, 2068574
    Firefighter II, International Fire Service Accreditation Council, MN, 367202
    Live Burn Instructor/Instructor in Charge, International Fire Service Accreditation Council, MN, 2508
    Technical Rescue (Rope), International Fire Service Accreditation Council, MN 2699407
    Confined Space Rescue Technician
    Haz Whopper/Haz Mat National Fire Protection Agency 472

  • Disciplines
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Failure Analysis
    • Fire Investigations - Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations - Liability
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations - Subrogation
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