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Steven Cottingham, IAAI-CFI

Senior Fire Investigator

Location:

Indianapolis Service Center
8091 Center Run Drive
Suite 191
Indianapolis
46250

Telephone

812-361-7353

Telephone 2

800-771-1463

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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Cottingham has over 20 years of experience as a fire origin and cause investigator working within the fire service. He has investigated and/or supervised well over 1500 fire and explosion incidents. Many of these investigations have involved product liability/subrogation issues, multi-million-dollar loss exposures and those with multiple fatalities. He also has over 16 years of experience inspecting new construction and existing occupancies for compliance with state building, mechanical, electrical and fire codes.

    Area of expertise:

    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations - Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations - Liability
    • Fire Investigations - Subrogation
    • Fire Investigations - Heavy Equipment, Farm Equipment and Implements, Automobile
  • Education

    Ball State University, Muncie, IN, September 1978 to May 1982

     

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), 2004, Certification # 14-055, Re-certifications: 2009, & 2014
    Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) - National Fire Investigators Association (NAFI), 1999, Registration # 6361-2302, Re-certifications: 2004, 2009, & 2014
    Fire Investigator I, State of Indiana Public Safety Training Institute, 1998, Certification #34619
    Master Fire Prevention/Inspection, Office of the Indiana State Fire Marshal Certification #34619 (53-005)
    Certified Building Inspector, International Conference of Building Officials 1993, Certification #66269
    Certified Combination 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Inspector (Building Mechanical, Plumbing & Electrical), International Conference of Building Officials, 1993, Certification #65208
    Master Electrician License, Issued by the City of Bloomington, 1995, 2004, License #1566

  • 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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