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Karl Kolodzik, IAAI-CFI

Senior Fire Investigator


Riverside, CA Service Center
2275 La Crosse Avenue
Suite 210
Colton. CA





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Kolodzik has over 46 years of experience conducting fire service and insurance related origin and cause investigations specializing in fires and explosions involving residential/commercial property, hazardous materials investigations, and all types of vehicles. He has conducted in excess of 2,000 fire origin and cause fire and explosion investigations. Mr. Kolodzik has continued his education in fire related programs related to fire investigation and NFPA 921 and 1033 standards throughout his career. Mr. Kolodzik is an IAAI, CFEI, and CCAI Certified Fire Investigator and a Certified Hazardous Materials Specialist since 1987. Mr. Kolodzik has qualified and provided expert witness testimony in California in both civil and criminal cases in the fields of origin and cause fires, explosions, and hazardous materials investigations.

    • Origin and cause of commercial and residential structure fires.
    • Origin and cause of vehicle fires.
  • Education

    East High School
    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    Wisconsin State University
    Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    BS degree; Communications/ Chemistry

    Harvard University
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Labor Negotiations

    Chaffey College
    Alta Loma, California
    Fire Science Academy

    San Bernardino Valley College
    San Bernardino, California
    Fire Science

    Crafton Hills College
    Yucaipa, California
    Fire Science Certification

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI-CFI) September 2009, certification #22-081813
    Certified Fire & Explosion Investigators, National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) September 2009, certification #14910-7774
    California Conference of Arson Investigators (CCAI – CFI); May 2008, certification #634
    Certified Fire/ Arson Investigator, California; March 1982

  • Disciplines
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations - Liability
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations - Subrogation
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