At the UK-AFI we are saddened to hear of the sudden loss of our mentor, colleague and friend: Dr John DeHaan.  John started his career in 1970 as a criminalist in California where he remained to ultimately become the program manager for the California Criminalistics Institute in Sacramento until he left in 1998.  After this he set up his own company, Fire-Ex Forensics Inc, providing consulting advice in criminal and civil cases.  Starting in 1982, he authored 6 editions of Kirk’s Fire Investigation, a book that sits on fire investigation shelves around the world as well as Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction.  John was an excellent speaker and a fount of fire knowledge.  He regularly visited the UK to give lectures and training and was an active member of the IFE Fire Investigation SIG group.  Those of us that met him have fond memories of him; those that have not met him will have been familiar with his books.  His impact on the fire investigation community cannot be understated.  

The Fairfield Funeral Home have an obituary and tribute wall:  Fairfield Funeral Home - John DeHaan 

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