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Assistant Chief Dan Heenan takes some time to talk with John about the need and importance of both initial training and continued education for the fire investigator.
Dan Heenan was appointed as an Assistant Fire Chief for the Clark County Fire Department on Jan 15, 2018, and has responsibility over the Fire Investigation Division. A graduate of Rancho High School, Chief Heenan was hired as an ATF Special Agent in 1988 and served a 30 year career with that agency before retiring and hiring on with the Clark County Fire Department.
Chief Heenan began his ATF career in San Francisco where he worked firearms, narcotics, explosives and arson investigations for nine years. During this time, he was a member of the ATF Special Response Team for seven years, the last four of which were as the team sniper. For the next twenty plus years, he has worked in the Las Vegas office where he was ATF’s Certified Fire Investigator for the State of Nevada. He traveled throughout the United States and foreign countries assisting in the origin and cause determination of fires as well as teaching the fire investigation community regarding origin and cause investigations. Chief Heenan was a member of the ATF National Response Team for eighteen years and was selected as the Team Leader for the NRT in 2013.
Chief Heenan served as the President for the International Association of Arson Investigators in 2015; was on the Board of Directors for ten year; has served as Chairman of the IAAI Training and Education Committee for six years; and currently serves as the Chairman for the CFITrainer.net committee. He currently is a member on the NFPA 1033 committee and is serving as the Acting Chair for the committee. He is an IAAI-CFI and an IAAI- CI as well as a Member of the Forensic Science Society of London.
Dan is a graduate of the University of Nevada where he obtained a degree in Criminal Justice. He also has a Master’s Certificate in Fire Investigation from Oklahoma State University.
Hosted by John McDermott
Produced by John McDermott
Edited by Shawn "LSS" Smith