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Douglas Barovsky, P.E., C.F.E.I.

Principal Forensic Electrical Engineer


Seattle, WA Service Center
9316 Lakeview Avenue, Bldg. 21-C
PO Box 98887
Lakewood, WA






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Barovsky is an Electrical Engineer with 35+ years of experience including fourteen (14) years in the aerospace sector with seven (7) years as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Engineering Representative (DER).  He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI).  Mr. Barovsky specializes in fire origin and cause (O&C) investigations, including fire scene inspection, excavation, evidence identification, recovery and preservation, and analysis of fire debris.  His experience includes fire and explosion investigations in residential, commercial and industrial environments, buildings, vehicles, motor homes and marine vessels.  He has experience with electrical/electronic design review, product failure analysis, personal injury claims, and government and industry regulatory and standards compliance.  Mr. Barovsky also has experience investigating aircraft accidents and component and system failures. 

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Fire and explosion origin and cause
    • Residential, commercial, and industrial equipment and system failure analysis
    • Product failure analysis – electrical, electronic, and gas appliances and equipment
    • Fixed wing and rotorcraft accident investigation and analysis
    • Government regulatory and industry standards compliance
    • Fire debris – examination, documentation, testing and analysis
    • Electric shock and electrocution analysis
    • Lithium-ion battery failure analysis
  • Education

    BSEE, Electrical Engineering, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 1987

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, Washington, License #38422

    Professional Engineer, Alaska, License #106456

    Professional Engineer, Idaho, License #21386

    Professional Engineer, Montana, License #85597PE

    Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI), NAFI,

    Certified Marine Technician – Marine Electrical, ABYC

    Technician Class Amateur Radio License

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Electrical
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations - Subrogation
    • Engineering - Component Examination
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