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Fire Investigator


Minneapolis Service Center
7667 Cahill Road, Ste. 250



Telephone 2





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Ticer has over 900 hours of fire investigation related training that has extended over 25 years of experience as a fire origin and causation investigator working within the public sector. Mr. Ticer also has over 500 hours of additional training in the area of explosives and post blast investigations and 200 plus hours of hazardous labs/hazardous materials training.

    Mr. Ticer has investigated or supervised over 1100 fire and explosion related incidents that have involved commercial and residential properties, vehicles, agricultural and construction equipment. These investigations have included fatalities, complex multi-million-dollar losses and fraud issues.

    Mr. Ticer is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and a Certified Fire Investigator I through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and meets the Professional Qualifications of NFPA 1033. He has also been a Certified Explosives Technician through the FBI-Hazardous Devices School, Certified Clandestine Lab Investigator, Certified Fire Fighter I and Certified Hazardous Materials Technician. He has been accepted as an expert witness in State and Federal Courts and has provided testimony in both criminal and civil cases.

  • Education

    Bachelor’s Degree, Criminal Justice and Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Omaha, Nebraska, Graduated Cum Laude, May 1990

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators, Certificate number 30-016 (2005, 2020)
    Certified Fire Investigator I, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (2009)
    Certified Explosives Technician/Post Blast Investigator, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)/Hazardous Devices School (1999, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2019)
    Certified Fire Fighter I, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, (1997)
    Certified Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Service Training Bureau (2002)
    Certified Clandestine Lab Investigator, State of Iowa (1999-2022)
    Certified Law Enforcement Officer, State of Iowa, Department of Public Safety Academy (1990)
    Certified Accelerant Canine Handler, United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) (2003, 2006-2013)

  • 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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