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Charles Williamson, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI

Fire Investigator


Charlotte Service Center (EFI Global)
3101 Yorkmont Road
Suite 1800



Telephone 2





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Williamson has over thirty years of Fire Service experience.  He has been a member of the Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department since June of 1990.  He has served during this time as a Captain and Asst. Chief. Mr. Williamson was a firefighter with Rock Hill Fire Department from March 1992 to September of 1998.  He then took a position as deputy fire marshal with the York County Fire Marshal’s Office and served with them until October 2021 when he retired.  He has now taken a position as a fire investigator with EFI Global.  Mr. Williamson is a certified fire and explosion investigator with NAFI as well as an IAAI certified fire investigator. He has investigated over 675 fire scenes that have involved arson investigations, multimillion-dollar losses and numerous fatalities.  Mr. Williamson has worked with Local, State and Federal agencies on many assignments in multiple capacities.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Fire Investigation
    • Explosives
    • Hazardous Materials
  • Education

    Graduated from Northwestern High School, Rock Hill, SC 1990

  • Certifications

    International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)-Certified Fire Investigator, (CFI)

    Private Investigator, State of South Carolina, License # RD 246312

    Private Investigator, State of North Carolina, License # 956821

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, # 26050-14824

    NFPA Firefighter II Certification

    South Carolina Fire Marshal

    Bosh CDR Tool Technician, Institute of Police Technology and Management

  • Disciplines
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations - Subrogation
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