Michael C. Davidson, I.A.A.I.-C.F.I., F.I.T., N.A.F.I.-C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.

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Senior Fire Investigator

Education


Credential for Career and Technical Education – Fire Science, Colorado State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education
Course work in Fire Science and Criminology, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado
Course work in Fire Apparatus Maintenance, Aims Community College, Greeley, Colorado Course work in Institutional Hospital Security, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado
Course work in Fire/Arson Detection, National Fire Academy, Littleton, Colorado
Course work for Diesel and Automotive Mechanic, Harcourt
Vocational Credential as instructor for Technical Education in Fire Science by Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education

Registrations and Certifications


Licensed Fire Investigator, State of Montana, Registration Number 10109
Licensed Private Investigator, State of Montana, Registration Number 10535
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), Fire Investigation Technician (FIT) Active Member, State Test Proctor
National Association of Arson Investigators (NAFI) Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI), Active Member, National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, (PRO BOARD)
National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), Active Member
Colorado State Investigators’ Association, Active Member
Professional Fire Investigator, NFPA 1033 – NPQS, 2006
Vocational Training Certificate-Fire Science, Colorado Board of Community Colleges, 2005 Certified Proctor, Division of Fire Safety, 2001
Fire/Arson Detection Instructor, National Fire Academy, 1993

Areas of Expertise


Fire Investigation: Structural (Commercial and Residential), Motor Vehicle, Wildland, and Explosion.

Biography


Michael Davidson is an Internationally Certified Fire Investigator, and a Nationally Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator. He has completed numerous courses in Fire Science and Criminology, and completed supplementary training courses in industrial and commercial fire investigation, advanced arson, fire/arson detection, vehicle investigation, and aerial dynamics. He has been an instructor for the Wheat Ridge Fire Department’s Fire Training Academy, and for the Combined Arson Response Team (CART) for structural and automotive fire origin and cause, fire spread and behavior, salvage and overhaul. Mike is experienced in assisting attorneys with technical aspects of fire origin and cause, and has acted as an expert witness.

Michael has over 25 years of experience as a line officer and fire fighter, including 12,500 alarm responses. He served as an Emergency Medical Technician for 15 years. In addition, Mike has 3 years of experience as Deputy Coroner for Jefferson County.