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Senior Fire Investigator


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






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  • Professional summary

    Investigator Wedemeier has 35 years of experience in the public fire industry having performed   numerous fire investigations on a variety of structures, facilities and vehicles. His expertise includes fire investigations, fire inspections, training, fire suppression and Incident Command responsibilities. Mr. Wedemeier has responded to over 15,370 incidents, 5,385 have been fire related, which have enabled him to experience and investigate a wide range of fire causes and events. In the private sector Mr. Wedemeier has conducted over 461 fire investigations. As a lead fire investigator, he has also interfaced with Missouri and Illinois Fire Marshal’s Office, St. Louis Fire Department Investigation Unit, St. Louis City and St. Louis County Bomb and Arson Task Force, ATF, and various independent fire departments and fire districts in both Illinois and Missouri. He is currently certified as an IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CFII and MO-CFI.  

    Mr. Wedemeier was formerly certified in all automotive fields and diesel engines by the National   Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. He was also formally certified as an Inspector      Mechanic by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. This training has given him a distinct advantage while conducting origin and cause investigations on heavy equipment, vehicles, and engines.

  • Education

    Associate in Applied Science, Fire Protection Technology, St. Louis Community College May 18, 2012  

    Diesel-Gasoline Engine Mechanics and Diesel Electric Systems Technology, Certificate, Ranken Technical Institute St. Louis, Missouri, 12-1980 to 3-1981

    Automotive Maintenance Technology, Diploma, Ranken Technical Institute St. Louis, Missouri, 8-1978 to 5-1980

    Bishop DuBourg High School St. Louis, Missouri, Diploma 1973-1977

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, Certificate No. 10-031411, March 14, 2011

    Certified Fire Investigator, Pro Board # 379077, March 14, 2011

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI-CFI, #11258-5323, March 18, 2006

    Certified Fire Investigator Instructor, NAFI-CFII, #11258-53231, March 13, 2006

    Certified Fire Investigator, State of Missouri, MO-CFI, NFPA, 1033-2009 July 1, 2003

    Certified Professional Firefighter I & II, State of Missouri

  • 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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