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Donald Dahl, IAAI – CFI

Senior Fire Investigator


Louisville, KY Service Center
7311 Highway 329
Suite 1102
Crestwood, KY






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Dahl has investigated and assisted in the examination of over 350 fire scenes, over 280 since moving into the private sector from the public sector in 2015.  These have included residential buildings, commercial buildings, farm buildings, automobiles, boats, marinas, wildland – urban interface sites, farm and heavy equipment.  The investigations have included explosion scenes, fatalities, and subrogation losses.  He has been a fire service investigator for two different combination fire departments in South Carolina and Kentucky. He is an IAAI - Certified Fire investigator (with Motor Vehicle Endorsement) and a IAMI - Certified Marine investigator.  He Has completed the IAAI’s Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony Course and has given depositions.  He was also involved in starting a county-wide Arson Task Force in Oldham County, Kentucky.  Mr. Dahl is a licensed Private Investigator in Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia.

    Area of Expertise

    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations - Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations - Liability
    • Fire Investigations - Subrogation
    • Fire Investigations - Heavy Equipment and Automobile
    • Fire Investigations - Marine Incidents


  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1994


  • Certifications

    Private Investigator, Kentucky, #BPIPIN00218673

    Private Investigator (P. I. Firm), Indiana, #PI20700099

    Private Investigator (P. I. Firm), West Virginia, #29672

    Certified Fire Investigator (with MV Endorsement), IAAI, #02-032036

    Certified Fire Investigator, Pro-Board, #365143

    Certified Marine Investigator, IAMI, #167

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI, #18545-10336

  • 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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