Russ Friesen

Russ Friesen CFEI, CFII, IAAI-FIT, CVFI

Senior Fire Investigator

russ.friesen@pario.ca

Areas of Expertise

  • Cause and Origin Investigation
  • Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Fire and Smoke Pattern Analysis
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Education in Fire Code
  • Sprinkler System Failure
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Leadership

Education

  • Certificate in Fire Service Leadership, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • Certificate in Fire Service Administration, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Previous Experience

  • Deputy Fire Chief – Vernon Fire Department
  • Senior Fire & Explosion Investigator – Origin and Cause Inc.
  • Fire Station Captain / Forensic Investigator / Trainer / Casual Acting Fire Chief – Foothills Fire Department Station #9
  • Part-Time Forensic Investigator – CEP-Sintra
  • Deputy Fire Chief – Okotoks Fire Department
  • Firefighter / Acting Fire Investigator / Winnipeg Arson Strike Force – Winnipeg Fire Department
  • Fire Inspector & Public Educator – Brandon Fire & Emergency Services
  • Firefighter / Paramedic – Thompson Fire & Emergency Services
  • Paid On-Call Firefighter – Killarney Fire Department
  • Foreman & Owner – Brandon Building Movers Ltd.

Professional Certifications

  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
    • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
    • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI)
    • Certified Fire Investigation Instructor (CFII)
    • Fire Investigator Technician (IAAI- FIT)
  • BC Office of the Fire Commissioner, Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner (LAFC) and Local FireSmart Representative (LFR)
  • BC Government, Licensed British Columbia Private Investigator
  • Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC), HAZMAT Technician (NFPA 472) and Emergency Medical Technician