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James "Doug" Burns, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI

Senior Fire Investigator and Asbestos Inspector

Location:

Lexington Service Center
1060 Elizabeth Street, Ste. 7
Nicholasville
Kentucky
40356

Telephone

859.885.1518

Telephone 2

877-271-8486

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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Burns has more than 27 years of experience in the public fire service, with over 18 years in the fire investigation/fire prevention industry. He has serviced the private insurance industry as a fire origin and cause investigator for over 10 years. He is retired from the position of Battalion Chief/ Fire Investigator with the City of Somerset Fire Department and has authored hundreds of origin and cause fire investigation reports for the private and the public sector. He has worked numerous fires involving fire fatalities and million dollar losses.

    Mr. Burns has expertise in the fields of:

    • Fire Origin and Cause Investigation
    • Hazardous Materials Technician
    • Asbestos Inspection
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Science, Police Administration and Management, minor in Fire Safety Engineering, Eastern Kentucky University, 1994
    • Associates of Applied Science, Fire and Rescue Technology, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, 2002
  • Certifications

    Certified Asbestos Inspector Initial, Tennessee License # A-1-154775-89125

    Certified Asbestos Inspector Initial, Kentucky License # I17-05-5785

    Certified Fire Inspector Level 1, Kentucky Department of Building and Construction

    Certified Fire Inspector Level 1, Kentucky Department of Building and Construction

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators, 02-061(28474)

    Certified Fire and Explosives Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, 14536-7594v Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, 14536-7594v

    Certified Fire Investigator, National Board on Professional Fire Service Qualifications, 384442

    Certified Kentucky Emergency Medical Technician, Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, 1037951

    Level II Fire Service Instructor, Kentucky Fire Commission, 4608

    Certified OSHA Hazardous Materials Technician,

    Certified Firefighter I & II, International Association of Fire Service Accreditation, 759262, 822580

    Private Investigator, Kentucky, # KY 136082

    Private Investigator, Ohio, # 201211196306

    Private Investigator, Tennessee. # 8138

    Private Investigator, West Virginia

  • Disciplines
    • Catastrophe Response Team - Forensic Engineering and Investigation
    • Environmental - Asbestos and Lead
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Failure Analysis
    • Fire Investigations - Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations - Liability
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations - Subrogation
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