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The Michigan Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators is a professional association of fire investigation experts, united by a strong commitment to combat the crime of arson through professional fire investigation.

Our goal is to serve as the global resource for those working in and associated with the fire, arson, and explosion investigation profession with respect to fire safety and prevention; arson investigation, determination, and prosecution; and fire loss claims and litigation.  

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                           Sgt. Steven Splan   |   1974 - 2020

                             A sergeant with the Bloomfield Hills Department of                                       Public Safety and a member of the Michigan Chapter of                               International Association of Arson Investigators died                                     Sunday on duty after suffering a heart attack. Sgt.                                           Steven Splan, a married father to four children, was                                       46 years old.


From high school, Steven went on to join the Troy Fire Department, station 6, until 2005. He then joined the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety, serving for 15 years.

Visitation will be held for Steven today, Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 2-7 PM at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood Ave, Rochester, MI. Funeral Mass will be Friday, August 7, 2020, at 12 NOON, In-State at 11 AM, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed at 12 NOON, you can access the service here. Interment will be at Guardian Angel Cemetery. 

                           Ron Whipple   |   1947 - 2020

                             Ronald A. Whipple, 73 years, of Temperance, MI, passed                               away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A retired fire chief, fire                                 inspector, and state fire marshal for Bedford Volunteer                                 Fire Department and Frenchtown Fire Department, he                                   dedicated his life to serving his community for over      45 years. The son of Frederick and Kathryn (Fisher) Whipple he was born March 14, 1947, in Toledo, OH. He married Cathy Breitner on Valentine's day February 14, 1987. A SGT. in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, he began his firefighter career in 1973. Full Obituary

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