Virginia Chapman is a Certified Fire Investigator with Motor Vehicle Endorsement and Certified Instructor through the International Association of Arson Investigators, as well as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. In addition, Virginia is a Certified Fire Inspector II through the International Code Council, a Certified Fire Investigator through the State of Washington, and a Certified Fire Investigator by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. Virginia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon. Virginia has extensive fire investigation experience. She previously served 15 years as the Deputy Fire Marshal of the Vancouver Fire Department, and most recently as a senior fire investigator in the private sector for 7 years. Virginia’s expertise in code compliance, code education and fire protection systems are instrumental tools she utilizes in her fire cause and origin investigations. She also has experience in the coordination and management of multi-million-dollar complex large losses and fire safety education.

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