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Kendall Biggs, IAAI-CFI, IAAI-CI, CVFI

District Service Line Principal- Fire


Seattle, WA Service Center
9316 Lakeview Avenue, Bldg. 21-C
PO Box 98887
Lakewood, WA






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Biggs retired in 2016 with over 26 years of law enforcement experience, his last 20 years investigating major crimes. Mr. Biggs served as a volunteer fire fighter and EMT for 17 years in a combination department, rising to the rank of Station Captain and supervised the county-wide fire investigation team for 10 years.  Mr. Biggs has been investigating fires since 1997 and has extensive experience in origin and cause, scene analysis, report writing, evidence identification, collection and packaging, photography, and multi-agency coordination. Mr. Biggs has been an adjunct instructor at the collegiate level since 2016, teaching fire investigation classes as part of a Fire Science program. Since 2019, Mr. Biggs has been a member of EFI Global’ s National Wildland Fire Response Team. Mr. Biggs currently serves as Senior Fire Investigator Fire and Team Lead for the Northwest Service Center.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Fire Origin and Cause
    • Vehicle Origin and Cause
    • Complex Scene Analysis
    • Coordination and management of multi-agency loss incidents
    • Case file review
    • Evidence identification, collection, and processing
    • Fire Investigation Training
    • Interview/Interrogation
    • Wildfire Origin and Cause Determination
  • Education

    Major in Criminal Justice, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators, 21-050640

    Certified Fire Investigations Instructor, International Association of Arson Investigators

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, 20321-11487

    Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, 20321-11487iv

    Certified Fire Investigation Instructor, National Association of Fire Investigators, 20321-11487i

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, 1893964

    Fire Instructor I, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, 2042032

    Licensed Private Investigator, State of Oregon, 76840

    Licensed Private Investigator, State of Washington, 4775

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