About Nicole

Ms. Nicole Brewer is a Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Evidence Collection Technician with over 26 years of fire service experience. Prior to her current position as a Portland Fire/Arson Investigator, her assignments have included Firefighter, Training Specialist, Lieutenant, and Fire Inspector. She has personally investigated and consulted on over 2,000 fire and explosion scenes in the city of Portland, OR, and in the private sector. Her investigations include those involving residential and..

Ms. Nicole Brewer is a Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Evidence Collection Technician with over 26 years of fire service experience. Prior to her current position as a Portland Fire/Arson Investigator, her assignments have included Firefighter, Training Specialist, Lieutenant, and Fire Inspector. She has personally investigated and consulted on over 2,000 fire and explosion scenes in the city of Portland, OR, and in the private sector. Her investigations include those involving residential and commercial structures, vehicles, wild land, heavy equipment, manufacturing and industrial facilities, and watercraft.

Ms. Brewer has led incidents involving complex issues, such as fatalities, civilian and fire fighter injuries, multi-million dollar losses, criminal activity, fire detection and suppression system failures, and explosions. She has provided expert testimony on multiple occasions in grand juries, trials and depositions. Ms. Brewer has worked to validate three fire investigation textbooks produced by the International Fire Service Training Association. She is a Certified Fire Investigation Instructor with experience teaching fire service personnel, attorneys, adjusters, and civilians in lecture and live-burn settings.

Ms. Nicole Brewer is a Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Evidence Collection Technician with over 26 years of fire service experience. Prior to her current position as a Portland Fire/Arson Investigator, her assignments have included Firefighter, Training Specialist, Lieutenant, and Fire Inspector. She has...

Ms. Nicole Brewer is a Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Evidence Collection Technician with over 26 years of fire service experience. Prior to her current position as a Portland Fire/Arson Investigator, her assignments have included Firefighter, Training Specialist, Lieutenant, and Fire Inspector. She has personally investigated and consulted on over 2,000 fire and explosion scenes in the city of Portland, OR, and in the private sector. Her investigations include those involving residential and commercial structures, vehicles, wild land, heavy equipment, manufacturing and industrial facilities, and watercraft.

Ms. Brewer has led incidents involving complex issues, such as fatalities, civilian and fire fighter injuries, multi-million dollar losses, criminal activity, fire detection and suppression system failures, and explosions. She has provided expert testimony on multiple occasions in grand juries, trials and depositions. Ms. Brewer has worked to validate three fire investigation textbooks produced by the International Fire Service Training Association. She is a Certified Fire Investigation Instructor with experience teaching fire service personnel, attorneys, adjusters, and civilians in lecture and live-burn settings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Equipment Fire and Explosion
  • Appliance Fires
  • Electrical Fires
  • Fire and Arson Investigations
  • Fire Code Consulting AFBC, NFPA
  • Fire Investigation
  • Fire Origin and Cause
  • Fire Protection and Detection Systems
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Fire/​Explosion Damage/​Evaluations
  • Heavy Equipment Fire and Explosion
  • Industrial/​Manufacturing
  • Large Retail Fire and Explosion
  • Large/​Complex Losses
  • Mechanical/​Electrical Fire Cause Analysis
  • Multi-Residential Complex Fire and Explosion
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Fire and Explosion
  • Power Generation/​Electrical Distribution Fires
  • RV Fire and Explosion
  • Subrogation
  • Transformer Fires
  • Vehicle Fires
  • Wildfire
  • Wind Turbine Fire and Explosion
  • Wood Burning Fire Systems

Education

  • M.Sc. Forensic Sciences/Arson and Explosives Investigation
    Oklahoma State University - Expected May 2021
  • B.Sc. Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation – summa cum laude
    Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky
  • Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree
    Clackamas Community College Oregon City, Oregon
Nicole Brewer

Nicole Brewer, IAAI-CFI, ECT, CFEI, CFII, CI

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