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Michael Ling, IAAI-CFI (V), NAFI-CFEI

Midwest District Fire Principle,


Chicago Service Center (EFI Global)
2055 W. Army Trail Road, #108






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Ling has over 2500 hours of fire investigation related training that has extended over 20 years of experience as a fire origin and causation investigator working within both the public and private sectors.

    Mr. Ling has personally investigated or supervised over 3000 fire and explosion incidents that have involved commercial and residential properties, vehicles, agricultural and construction equipment. These investigations have included fatalities, complex multi-million-dollar losses, fraud, product liability and subrogation issues.

    Mr. Ling 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. He has also received the Motor Vehicle Fire Credential Endorsement through the International Association of Arson Investigators. 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 of Science, Major in Law Enforcement, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, July 2003

    Automotive Mechanics Certificate, Prairie Lakes Vocational School, Worthington, MN, (2 year) May 1978


  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators, Certificate Number 30-018, (2005, 2010, 2015, 2020)

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, Certificate Number 13358-7856

    Meets NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, Certificate Number 223654, (2005, 2010, 2015, 2020)

    Motor Vehicle Fire Credential Endorsement, International Association of Arson Investigators (2016, 2020)

    Certified Law Enforcement Officer, State of Iowa, Law Enforcement Academy January 1988

    State of Minnesota, Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training P.O.S.T. Certified License Number 9566, August 1987

    Certified Fire Investigator, State of Missouri, 2014039889

    Certified Private Investigator, State of Iowa, 94766

    Certified Private Investigator, State of Illinois, 0129-29247

    Certified Private Investigator, State of Minnesota, #828

    Certified Private Investigator, State of Wisconsin, #11412 – 063

    Certified Private Investigator, State of Nebraska, #1366

  • 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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