Alexander F. Kapczynski

Fire Consultant / CFI / Fort Lauderdale

Background

Mr. Kapczynski is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) with the International Association of Arson Investigators and the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications,-CFI as well as a Certified Level II Fire Investigator with the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. He is also a licensed private investigator in the state of Florida. 

Prior to joining Rimkus, Mr. Kapczynski served at the City of Albany Fire Department for over 20 years and was a lieutenant in the City of Albany’s Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) for approximately four years. As a member of the FIU, he investigated and determined the origin and cause of fires involving commercial structures, residential structures, and vehicles.  

As a forensic consultant at Rimkus, Mr. Kapczynski is responsible for conducting fire and explosion evaluations in commercial buildings, residential structures, vehicles, marine vessels, and heavy equipment. In addition to preparing investigative reports pertaining to the origin and cause of fire losses, he assesses potential liability and subrogation issues and provides expert technical and scientific support to clients as needed for subrogation and litigation purposes. He also is experienced in conducting code compliance research to evaluate potential electrical, gas, and installation code violations, and in performing product design failure analysis to determine if a product was the cause or contributing factor in a loss. Mr. Kapczynski has testified on several occasions in criminal proceedings pursuant to his duties as a fire investigator.

He is also a member of several professional organizations, including: Capital District Fire Investigators Association; IAAI; New York State Fire Investigators, IAAI State Chapter #23; and Fire Investigators of Florida, IAAI State Chapter #9. 

Education and Certifications

• Fire Protection Technology, A.S.: Corning Community College 
• Certified Fire Investigator (CFI): International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• Certified Fire Investigator (CFI): National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications
• Certified Level II Fire Investigator: New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control
• Licensed Private Investigator: Florida