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James Blando, IAAI-CFI, IAAI-ECT

Fire Investigator


Los Angeles Service Center
317 S. Isis Avenue, Suite 207






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Blando received his Associate of Science Degree from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. In addition, he is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) with the International Association of Arson Investigators, Evidence Collection Technician (ECT) with the International Association of Arson Investigators, and a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) with the National Association of Fire Investigators. Mr. Blando is a qualified Fire Inspector III NFPA

    In addition to being a qualified court expert witness during his tenure with the Maui Fire Department. Over his 25 years as industry professional, Mr. Blando has performed over 500 fire and explosion investigations involving injuries, fatalities, and fire damages.

     Areas of Expertise:

    • Different building platforms including educational institutions
    • Commercial businesses, retail facilities
    • Wildland fires
    • New & existing occupancies
  • Education

    2year Associate of Science Degree, Fire Suppression, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR Degree, 1987

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI) #62-002

    Evidence Collection Technician (IAAI) #86

    Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (NAFI) #11078-5811

    Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (NAFI) #11078-5811

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