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Jeffrey Crede, IAAI CFI, CFEI, CVFI

Senior Fire Investigator


Pittsburgh Service Center
129 McCarrell Lane, Ste. 207



Telephone 2




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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Crede has over thirty-three years of experience in the fire service and thirty years of experience in Fire Origin and Cause Investigations.  Mr. Crede is a veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police and retired after a 25-year career.  During Mr. Crede’s 25-year career he served as an Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal for the Pennsylvania State Police Troop D Butler from 1992 - 2000.  In 2000 Mr. Crede became a full time Deputy Fire Marshal for Troop D Butler conducting Fire Origin and Cause Investigations in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties.  In 2001 Mr. Crede was promoted to the rank of Corporal and supervised the Troop D Butler Fire Marshal Unit until his retirement in October 2012. Mr. Crede is a past Fire Chief (18 years) and Life Member of the Penn Township Volunteer Fire Department in Butler County, Pa.  Mr. Crede is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), The National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), and The Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigators (PAAI). 

    Areas of expertise include:

    • Fire Origin and Cause
    • Fire Incendiarism
    • Fire Failure Analysis
    • Fire Liability
    • Fire Subrogation
    • Vehicle Fires
  • Education

    Bachelor of Arts Degree, Criminal Justice, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1982

    Associate of Arts Degree, Criminology, Butler County Community College, 1979

  • Certifications

    IAAI-CFI, #29-022415

    NAFI-CFEI, #8678-9567

    NAFI-CVFI, #8678-9567v

    National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications Certificate, #306552

    State Certified Fire Investigator, Pa State Fire Commissioner’s Office, #80

    Private Investigator, PA

    Private Investigator, WV

    Private Investigator, Ohio

  • 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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