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About Nicole

Mrs. Brewer is a Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Evidence Collection Technician with over 23 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/or 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..

Mrs. Brewer is a Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Evidence Collection Technician with over 23 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/or 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. She 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. Mrs. 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.

Mrs. Brewer is a Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Evidence Collection Technician with over 23 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...

Mrs. Brewer is a Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Evidence Collection Technician with over 23 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/or 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. She 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. Mrs. 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.

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

Principal Consultant

Areas of Expertise

  • Subrogation
  • Large/Complex Losses
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Heavy Equipment Fire & Explosion
  • Multi-Residential Complex Fire & Explosion
  • Electrical Fires
  • Fire and Arson Investigations
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