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George Hughes, IAAI – CFI, CFEI, CVFI

Fire Investigator


Washington D.C. Service Center
4515 Daly Drive, Ste. M



Telephone 2





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Hughes has over 31 years of experience in the fire service. He retired from the Virginia Beach, VA Fire Department as a Captain and supervised firefighters responding to emergency incidents involving fires, emergency medical incidents, and hazardous materials incidents. He also coordinated reviews of fire protection systems, fire code inspections and fire investigations for the city. He instructed new recruits and fellow firefighters in all aspects of firefighting techniques and fire investigations. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration from Hampton University, Associates Degrees in Administration of Justice and Fire Science from Tidewater Community College. His final assignment was the Captain of the Fire Investigation unit where he investigated many fires which involving single and multi-family dwellings, commercial structures, vehicles, arson investigations and fire fatalities

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Fire Administration, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, 1998

    Associate in Applied Science, Administration of Justice, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA 1998

    Associate in Applied Science, Fire Science, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA, 1995


  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc., December 2020, Certificate Number: 11-121466
    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), National Association of Fire Investigators, March 2021, Certificate Number: 24227-14676
    Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI), National Association of Fire Investigators, June 2022, Certificate Number: 24227-14676
    Private Investigator, Commonwealth of Virginia, DCJS, License #: 99-674476
    Private Detective, State of Maryland, License #: 22PLU-PD19017
    Private Investigator, State of Delaware
    Private Investigator, State of North Carolina, License #: 154038

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