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Kerri Hoogendoorn, IAAI- CFI

Senior Fire Investigator


Minneapolis Service Center
7667 Cahill Road, Ste. 250



Telephone 2





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  • Professional summary

    Ms. Hoogendoorn has over 500 hours of fire investigation related training that has extended over 8 years of experience as a fire origin and causation investigator working within both the public and private sectors.

    Ms. Hoogendoorn has personally investigated or supervised over 300 fire and explosion incidents that have involved commercial and residential properties, vehicles, agricultural and construction equipment. Ms. Hoogendoorn was responsible for investigation possible violations of Federal and state law involving explosives and arson affecting interstate commerce and other fires in which assistance from state and local agencies had been requested.  Ms. Hoogendoorn was responsible for collection of evidence from fire and explosives scenes and processing evidence for transmittal to the laboratory.  Ms. Hoogendoorn was responsible for case investigations, report preparations, trail preparation, conducting interviews, presenting criminal case reports to a prosecutor, preparing, and serving arrest and search warrants, and when called upon to testify as a government witness.

    Ms. Hoogendoorn was also called upon to assist the ATF National Response Team on several occasions to include the 2020 riots in Minneapolis/St. Paul in which approximately 165 fires were investigated.

    Ms. Hoogendoorn is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators and the National Association of Fire Investigators and meets the National Board for Fire Service Professional Qualifications of NFPA 1033.

  • Education

    Graduate Certificate Forensic Science, Arson and Explosives Investigations, Oklahoma State University, Graduate College, Stillwater, OK, 2017

    Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 1993

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigation, International Association of Arson Investigators, License, Certificate Number 30-071312 (2017, 2022)
    Minnesota Private Detective License #989
    Iowa Private Investigator License #151746
    Nebraska Plain Clothes Investigator License #1840
    Haz Train, HAZWOPER
    ATF New Professional Training Academy, 2001
    Federal Criminal Investigator Basic Academy, 2001

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