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Frank A. Montone, CFEI

Fire Investigator/Evidence Technician


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






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Montone has over 32 years of experience in Department of Defense (DoD) Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES), management, operations, fire prevention, code enforcement, fire investigation, public education and training. His experience(s) includes fire origin and cause investigations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, examination, documentation and analysis of fire dynamics & behavior, multi-agency & multi-national agency coordination.

     Areas of Expertise:

    • Fire Origin and Cause
    • Analysis of fire dynamics & fire behavior
    • Complex scene analysis
  • Education

    Texas AM University College Station, TX, credits earned: 10 Semester hours, Fire Science Technology
    University of Maryland College Park, MD, credits earned: 18 Semester hours, Fire Science Technology
    Community College of the Air Force USAF, AL United States, credits earned: 64 Semester hours, Fire Science Technology

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI, License # 22617-14087
    Private Investigator, Washington State Dept. of Licensing, WA, License #5019
    Private Investigator, Montana Board of Private Security, License #PSP-PI-LIC-36819
    Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Commission on Professional Credentialing, 2022
    Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, #353745, 2003
    Hazardous Materials Train the Trainer, 2003
    Fire Officer IV, #435498, 2001
    Fire Instructor III, #353198, 2000
    Fire Inspector III, #389203, 2001
    ICS 100, 139, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 - Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

  • Disciplines
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Failure Analysis
    • Fire Investigations - Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations - Liability
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
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