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Duane Potter, IAAI-CFI

Senior Fire Investigator




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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Potter has 37 years of experience in fire suppression, operations, and fire/explosion investigation in the public and private sectors. He has assisted or led in over 1000 fire investigations. As a lead investigator he has investigated residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural structures, and has investigated numerous motor vehicle and heavy machinery, including farm equipment, as well as wild land fires. Mr. Potter has worked with local, state and federal agencies, which include the Wichita Fire Departments Fire Investigation Unit (FIU), Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Investigation Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF). Mr. Potter also sits on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Chapter of the IAAI.

    • Fire Origin & Cause Determination
    • Explosion Origin & Cause Determination
    • NFPA 1033 Compliant
    • Asbestos Awareness Certified
    • Hazwoper 40 Hour Trained
  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice,Friends University,Wichita, KS, 1997

  • Certifications

    Private Detective, Kansas Attorney General, KS, License #D-4400

    Private Investigator, CLEET, OK, License #17UPI60834

    Private Fire Investigator, BPIE, MO, License #2014028633

    Private Investigator, TX DPS, TX, License #00382755

    Certified Fire Investigator, MO Department of Public Safety

    Certified Fire Investigator, IAAI, #07-013


  • 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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