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Fire Investigator


Chicago Service Center (EFI Global)
2055 W. Army Trail Road, #108





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  • Professional summary

    Corey Leber has over 10 years’ experience in firefighting, emergency medical service, and fire/explosion investigations. For the last 10 years he has assisted or led in over 500 fire/explosion investigations. As a lead investigator he has investigated residential, commercial and industrial structures, and has investigated numerous motor vehicles. Corey Leber is also a fire investigation instructor. He has also interacted with local, state and federal agencies which include Chicago Fire Department Office of Fire Investigations (OFI), The Illinois State Fire Marshal – Arson Division, and The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Fire Arms (BATF). Prior to becoming a fire investigator Corey Leber has extensive experience in firefighting, building construction and code enforcement. He also has knowledge with insurance policies and identification of potential subrogation. Corey Leber has also been a licensed paramedic for 14 years.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Fire Origin and Cause Determination
    • Explosion Origin and Cause Determination
    • NFPA 1033 Compliant
  • Education

    Fire Science Tech Certificate, Oakton Community College / NIPSTA, 2012

    • Related coursework: Fire Science Associates Degree (not completed)

    Paramedic Program Certificate, Malcolm X College, 2007-2008

    Cyber Security Basic Certificate, Wilbur Wright College, 2002-2003

    • Related coursework: Information Security (program not completed)

    Criminal Justice Program, William Rainey Harper College, 2002-2003

    • Related coursework: Criminal Justice (program not completed)
  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator IAAI, Certification #12-0127118

    Fire Investigator Technician, IAAI, #1308378

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI, #25019-14356

    Fire and Arson Investigator, IL

    Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist, IL

    Paramedic, IDPH, IL

    Hazardous Materials Technician, IL

    Paramedic, IDPH, IL

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