Collinsville, IL

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Investigator Whiteside started his career at Pyr-Tech, Inc. in 2005 as an Intern Investigator. He received his IAAI-CFI in 2007. Dan was promoted to Investigator in 2007. In 2011, Dan left Pyr-Tech only to return in 2015 and works from the Collinsville, Illinois office covering Central and Southern Illinois, Indiana and Missouri.

Mr. Whiteside started his fire service career in 1995 with the Alton Fire Department where he is currently a Captain, Paramedic, and Fire Investigator. He received an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Lewis and Clark Community College. In 2001, he received an Associates Degree in Drafting from Lewis and Clark Community College.  
In 2004, he received the Certified Fire Investigator certification through the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal. Dan continues to expand his knowledge of fire and explosions by attending continuing educational seminars and conferences throughout the country. In 2018, Investigator Whiteside was honored by receiving the Medal of Valor from the State of Illinois.