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Senior Fire Investigator




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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Autio has over 37 years of combined experience in fire service and the insurance investigation field as a line firefighter, paramedic and fire inspector. Conducted in excess of 1,500 fire origin and cause investigations. Attended and instructed special training in fire investigation, evidence handling, court preparation, and hazardous materials for public and private sector. Certified Fire/Explosion Investigator, Certified Fire Safety Inspector, Certified Fire Instructor, Certified Hazardous Materials Technician, Certified Hazardous Materials Incident Command and Licensed Private Investigator. Court-qualified expert in the area of origin and cause in state and federal courts in the State of Ohio.





  • Education

    Masters Degree, Urban Administration, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 1996

    Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business Administration, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 1982

    Associates Degree, Fire Science Technology, Sinclair Community College, 1989

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, IAAI, #22-084

    Certified Fire Scene Investigator, Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory Certified Fire and
    Explosion Investigator, NAFI, #5523-1512

    Certified Firefighter, OH, F-1288-0787

    Certified Fire Service Instructor, Ohio Fire Academy, #0031955 Certified Fire Inspector, Ohio Fire
    Academy, #0031955

    Certified Fire Inspector Instructor, Ohio Fire Academy, #0031955 Certified Paramedic, OH, #0031955

    Certified Hazardous Materials Technician, OH

    Certified Hazardous Materials Incident Command, Cleveland State University

    Certified Professional Insurance Investigator, Investigative Resources Global

    Private Investigator – Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia

    Certified Fire Protection Inspector -OBBS #6122

    Certified Fire Protection Plans Examiner- OBBS#6122


  • 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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