Mr. Shane Emrich
IAAI-CFI

Mt. Vernon, IL

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Investigator Emrich started his career at Pyr-Tech, Inc. in 2012 as an Intern Investigator. He received his IAAI-CFI in 2014. Shane was promoted to Investigator in 2015 and works from the Mt. Vernon, Illinois area covering Central and Southern Illinois, and Southern Indiana.

Mr. Emrich started his fire service career in 1993 with the McLeansboro Volunteer Fire Department. He received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Rend Lake College. In 1998, he graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a BA in Advanced Technical Studies and Administration of Justice. After serving as the Emergency Coordinator for Hamilton County, Illinois, he was hired by the Mount Vernon Fire Department in 2001. 

Investigator Emrich received Congressional Recognition for saving a life and has been honored as Paramedic of the Year while serving with the Mount Vernon Fire Department. In 2005, he received the Certified Fire Investigator certification through the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.