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Senior Fire Investigator


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






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Depelheuer has over 43 years of fire investigation related training and field examinations that has extended over 43 years of experience as a fire origin and causation investigator working within both the public and private sectors.

     Mr. Depelheuer has personally investigated or supervised fire and explosion incidents that have involved commercial and residential properties, vehicles, agricultural and construction equipment. These investigations have included fatalities, complex large loss, fraud, product liability and subrogation issues.

    Mr. Depelheuer is a Certified Fire Investigator and Evidence Collection Technician through the International Association of Arson Investigators.  Mr. Depelheuer is also credentialed as a Certified Fire and Explosion investigator and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators and meets the National Board for Fire Service Professional Qualifications of NFPA 1033. He has been accepted as an expert witness in State Civil Courts and has provided testimony in civil cases.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Structure Fire Investigations
    • Heavy Equipment, Vehicle, Marine, Agricultural Equipment Fire Investigations
    • Wildland Fire Investigations
  • Education

    Associates of Applied Science, Fire safety Technology, St. Louis Community College, 1989

  • Certifications

    Private Fire Investigator, Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance, License # 2014029760

    Permanent Employee Registration Card, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, License # 129.187416

    International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI-CFI/ECT)

    National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI-CFEI/CVFI) 14658-7718v

    International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI-CMI)


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