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Fire Investigator CFI CFEI CVFI CMI in Atlanta, GA

Professional Profile

This expert is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI), Certified Marine Investigator (CMI), and a Certified Firefighter. He has 25 years’ experience involving fires and explosions and has investigated the origin and cause of over 2,000 fires in 33 states and six countries. These investigations included industrial, commercial, and residential fires, as well as vehicle, heavy equipment, and marine vessel fires and explosions. He has instructed electrical fire causation and marine fire investigations classes for the insurance and marine industries and provided legal consultation and testimony in both criminal and civil courts since 1984. He also teaches and designed two separate Lightning Analysis Programs currently utilized nationwide and managed the H.S.A. Atlanta office as well as all Fire Investigators Nationwide. In addition, he is a P.A.D.I. certified diver.


  • Appliance Fires
  • Arc Mapping
  • Building Inspections
  • Car/Agriculture Equipment Fires
  • Code enforcement
  • Electrical Fire Investigations
  • Electrical, Gas, and Installation Code Violations
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire & Explosion Investigation
  • Fireground Hydraulics
  • High Angle Rope Rescue
  • Industrial Electrical Maintenance
  • Interior Search and Rescue
  • Life Safety
  • Lightning Strike Investigations
  • National Electrical Code
  • Psychological Profiling
  • Refrigeration, HVAC Electrical Controls & Air Distribution
  • Residential Wiring
  • Structural / Marine / Vehicle Fire

Work History

Fire and Explosion Expert

Provides expertise in fire and explosion analysis, electrical and life safety standards and codes, electrical fires, arson investigations, and marine fires and explosions.

Consults on electrical fire causation and marine fire investigations classes, he utilizes his expertise in cause analysis, electrical evaluation, mechanical evaluation, report writing, hiring and working with experts, government assistance, and interviewing techniques. As a part of his investigations, he has collected and preserved evidence and interviewed witnesses.

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Areas of Expertise

    Electrical,Fire Investigation


  • Industrial Electrical Degree


  • Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and the National Board of Fire Service Professionals
  • NAFI - National Association of Fire Investigators - CFEI
  • NAFI - National Association of Fire Investigators - CVFI
  • Certified Arson Investigator, Georgia Peace Officers and Standards Council
  • Certified Firefighter, Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council
  • Certified Fire Instructor, National Board of Fire Service Professionals
  • Certified Smoke Diver, Georgia Fire Academy
  • Certified Marine Investigator (CMI), International Association of Marine Investigators
  • Certified Marine Electrical Technician, American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)
  • Certified Diver, P.A.D.I. Professional Association of Diving Instructors
  • EPA 608 Certified

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