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Vern Canon, IAAI-CFI

Senior Fire Investigator

Location:

Sacramento, CA Service Center
1172 National Drive
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
95834

Telephone

530-718-0292

Mobile


 

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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Canon spent over 30 years in the fire service starting as a volunteer firefighter in 1973, was hired as a fire prevention officer/firefighter in 1982, and was eventually promoted to Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal. During his fire service career he investigated various types of fires for origin and cause, worked as a law enforcement officer in conjunction with enforcement of laws relating to fires and firefighting, was well versed in local, state, and national fire and building codes, and he reviewed construction plans and observed the testing of various fire protection, detection, and suppression systems. He developed, implemented, and supervised various fire inspection programs. He supervised daily and emergency fire department operations including responding to fires, vehicle accidents, and other types of emergencies. He also worked several years for a local ambulance service and an Emergency Medical Technician and worked at a local community college as a mechanic and bus driver. In 2010, he went to work for Unified Investigations & Sciences. He is currently a Senior Fire Investigation and has expertise on the following areas:

    • Determining origin and cause of fires and explosions in structures.
    • Determining origin and cause of fires and explosions in vehicles and equipment
    • Evaluation of fire suppression and detection systems
    • Fire and life safety in buildings

     

  • Education

    Nevada Union High School
    Grass Valley, California

  • Certifications

    Asbestos Operations and Maintenance                        

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators, Certificate 22032731

    National Board of Fire Services Certified, Certificate 294786

    Certified Fire Investigator, California Conference of Arson Investigators, Certificate #581

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, Certificate #3434-0345

    Private Investigator, California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services

    Fire Investigator I, California State Board of Fire Services, Certificate #880263

    Fire Investigator II, California State Board of Fire Services, Certificate #870167

    Fire Prevention Officer I, California State Board of Fire Services, Certificate #771416

    Fire Prevention Officer II, California State Board of Fire Services, Certificate #870149

  • 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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