City of Lapeer Fire and Rescue supports MSP Fire Investigation Unit
DRYDEN TOWNSHIP, Mich.–
The Michigan State Police – Fire Investigation Unit has requested the support of City of Lapeer Fire and Rescue Department while investigating a deadly home fire that occurred in Dryden Township on 3/21/2022.
The City of Lapeer Fire and Rescue Department has three trained and certified fire, origin, and cause investigators. Each investigator has completed basic and advanced origin and cause training at the Michigan State Police Academy. This training resulted in each investigator being credentialed and certified as a Pro Board fire investigator.
Additionally, the City’s team has advanced training through the National Fire Academy, U.S. Fire Administration, the IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators), NAFI (National Association of Fire Investigators), Michigan State Police – Fire Investigation Unit, Columbia Southern University, Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute, and Oakland County Association of Arson and Fire Investigators.
City of Lapeer Fire Chief, Mike Vogt, also holds two expert credentials as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) through NAFI and Fire Investigation Technician (IAAI-FIT) through the IAAI.
The three trained fire officials will continue to support the Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit throughout the investigation.
Michigan State Police will continue providing updates on the fire as the investigation continues.