Published: May 28, 2024 | Updated: May 23, 2024

Torfin earns Fire Investigation Technician certification

Justin Torfin

Justin Torfin

Firefighter and Shift Investigator, Justin Torfin has tested for and earned the designation of FIT (Fire Investigation Technician) from the International Association of Arson Investigators.

This certification is a great first step toward earning the designation of Certified Fire Investigator, which requires a minimum of five years of service as a fire investigator to obtain the knowledge, training and experience to apply.

The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department utilizes on shift fire investigators to begin origin and cause investigations, or to conduct origin and cause investigation on minor fires to decrease overtime costs of calling in our Certified Fire Investigators after hours. This model has been a great example of our commitment to being fiscally responsible with taxpayer money while accomplishing our fire suppression and investigation mission.

Torfin continued adding to his knowledge and training by attending the FI-210, Wildland Fire Investigation course held at our local Idaho Department of Lands office.