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Rick Dowden, IAAI-CFI

Fire Investigator

Location:

Indianapolis Service Center
8091 Center Run Drive
Suite 191
Indianapolis
46250

Telephone

317.585.6430

Telephone 2

800-771-1463

Mobile

317-334-9170


 

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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Dowden has over 300 hours of classroom fire investigation training extending over 19 years of experience as a firefighter, fire marshal, and fire origin and cause investigator working within the fire community.  He has investigated over 200 fire and explosion incidents throughout Indiana.  These investigations have involved residential and commercial buildings, automobiles, farm and heavy equipment. The investigations have included serious injuries, fatalities and large losses.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Fire Investigations – Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations – Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations – Heavy Equipment, Farm Implements and Automobile
  • Education

    General Studies, Madison Heights High School, Anderson, IN, 1993

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI – CFI), International Association of Arson Investigators, IN, Certification #14-061346, 2014

    Indiana Certified Driver/Operator Pumper, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2013

    Indiana Certified Hazardous Materials Technician, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2013

    Indiana Certified Safety Officer, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2012

    Indiana Certified Trench Rescue Technician, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2011

    Indiana Certified Trench Rescue Operations, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2011

    Indiana Certified Fire Officer 1, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2010

    Indiana Certified Confined Space Technician, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2010

    Indiana Certified Confined Space Operations, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2010

    Indiana Certified Rope Rescue Technician, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2009

    Indiana Certified Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2009

    Indiana Certified Hazmat 1st Responder Operations, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2009

    Indiana Certified Rope Rescue Operations, Indiana Department Homeland Security, 2009

    Indiana Certified Technical Rescue Awareness, Indiana Department Homeland Security, 2009

    Indiana Certified Instructor II/III, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2009

    Indiana Certified Nims First Responder Operations, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2008

    Indiana Certified Nims First Responder Awareness, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2008

    Indiana Certified Instructor I, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2008

    Indiana Certified Fire Officer Strategy and Tactics, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2007

    Indiana Certified Hazmat 1st Responder Awareness, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2004

    Indiana Certified Fire Inspector I, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2004

    Indiana Certified Fire Investigator I, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2004

    Indiana Certified EMS-Emergency Medical Technician, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2003

    Indiana Certified Firefighter II, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2001

    Indiana Certified Firefighter I, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2001

    Indiana Certified Basic Firefighter, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2001

    Indiana Certified Mandatory Firefighter, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 2001

  • Disciplines
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Failure Analysis
    • Fire Investigations - Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
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