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Norma Cristina Zambrano, IAAI-FIT, P.E.

Senior Fire Investigator - Bogota, Colombia


San Antonio Service Center
500 Sandau Road, Ste. 300
San Antonio



Telephone 2



+57.320.274.5129/ US: 832.493.1666


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  • Professional summary

    Ms. Zambrano has twenty years of experience in industrial engineering and fire investigation. She has specific training as a fire investigator and in fire protection systems in complex industrial facilities.

    Ms. Zambrano holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with experience since 2000 in fire investigations, industrial security and emergency management. She is a member of the International Association of the Arson Investigators (IAAI-1313915) and is Research Technician Fire and Explosion certified by the same association (FIT-IAAI). She has   been responsible for the execution of security protocols for  people, facilities, and processes in the field of hydrocarbons. Part of her experience has also been the support and review of basic engineering design in fire protection systems projects; and emergency control of several operators in the hydrocarbon sector.  Ms. Zambrano has experience as a Consulting Engineer, Trainer, Emergency Management Coordinator, HSE and Process Safety professional in the different phases and areas of exploration, drilling, production, projects, workover, and transportation by pipelines.

    Ms. Zambrano was responsible for the installation, inspection, testing, operation and maintenance phases of fixed and portable fire protection systems under NFPA standards. She has also developed risk analysis of hazardous materials (HAZMAT protocols), and has been an emergency management analyst, dealing with risk management, identification, analysis, and evaluation in the hydrocarbons sector.

    She has served as an integral analyst of fires and explosions, origin, cause, damage to property and determination of responsibility in incidents. In addition, she regularly works as a fire engineer, dealing with process safety, industrial incidents, implementation of contingency plans and standard operating procedures in industrial safety, emergency management, fires with emphasis on safe and effective interventions, analytical studies, and as an industrial consultant in suppression systems.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Forensic engineering
    • Fire investigation technician
    • Investigation of fires and explosions
    • Risk management
    • Industrial safety and fire protection inspections
  • Education

    Finance and Administration Specialist, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, 2007

    Industrial Engineer, Universidad Los Libertadores Bogotá, 2006.

  • Certifications

    Registered Industrial Engineer, Colombia, # 25228159025SND

    Fire and Explosion Investigative Technician (IAAI-FIT)

    Fire Investigation based on NFPA 921, Bogotá, NFPA (2015).

    Firefighter I and II, Official Firefighters Bogotá and Cali (2008).

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Fire Protection Engineer
    • Fire Investigations - Failure Analysis
    • Fire Investigations - Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Engineering - Fire Protection Engineering
    • Fire Catastrophe Response Team
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