DUANE M. BAIR: IAAI/CFI, NAFI/CFEI, NAFI/CVFI, CFII – Farmington, NM
Duane Bair is an experienced expert witness in fire-related court cases. He is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators, as well as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, and a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor through the National Association of Fire Investigators. He is also certified through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress as a Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer II, Fire Investigator, and a Fire Inspector. Duane has more than 20 years of fire service experience and over 7 years as a fire investigator determining areas of origin and causes of fires. He has served as a wildland division battalion chief for the City of Farmington and a strike team leader for New Mexico State Forestry Department. Some of Duane’s responsibilities included providing wildland fire training, establishing standard operating procedures, and serving on multiple technical rescue teams.