Mr. Ronald Blankenship holds a B.S. degree in Fire Administration. He is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) with the vehicle endorsement and the State of Alabama Fire College, a Certified Advanced Fire Cause & Origin Expert Witness, a Certified Fire Inspector, a Certified Hazardous Materials Technician, and a Certified Fire Officer through the State of Alabama. Mr. Blankenship is also a Certified Home Inspector through the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). He is a Certified Chimney Seep through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).
Mr. Blankenship has an extensive background in fire firefighting and prevention, in which he served 20 years with the City of Auburn’s Fire Department, 6 of those years as Fire Chief. He also served as the Fire Chief for the Phenix City Fire Rescue Services for 4 years. While working with the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s office, Mr. Blankenship was a Deputy State Fire Marshal and a Certified Law Enforcement Officer.
Mr. Blankenship’s experience encompasses the investigation of fires, explosions, bombings, and all related crimes to ensure the origin and cause of the incidents were properly documented. He has testified as an expert in criminal and civil courts related to fire investigations he has performed.
Mr. Blankenship’s professional experience includes, but is not limited to, residential, commercial, and vehicle fire origin and cause investigation and explosions. Mr. Blankenship owned and operated Professional Chimney Services for 10 years. He was a certified wood stove and fireplace technician. Mr. Blankenship has owned and operated Complete Home Inspectors since 2003.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
• Fire Administration, B.S.: University of Memphis (1994)
• Fire Science, A.A.: Chattahoochee Valley Community College (1981)
• Certified Home Inspector: American Society of Home Inspectors (2005)
• Executive Fire Officer: National Fire Academy (1995)
• Certified Fire Inspector: International Association of Arson Investigators
• Certified Home Inspector: The Home Inspection Institute
• Firefighter I & II: Alabama State Fire College
• Fire Instructor I & II: Alabama State Fire College
• Fire Inspector I & II: Alabama State Fire College
• Fire Officer I, II & III: Alabama State Fire College
• Fire Investigator: Alabama State Fire College
• Advanced Fire Investigator: Alabama State Fire College
• Advanced Fire Origin & Cause Expert Witness
• Hazardous Materials Technician: Alabama State Fire College
• Memberships: American Society of Home Inspectors, International Association of Arson Investigators