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Joseph "Joe" Kelley, IAAI-CFI, ECT, FIT

Fire Investigator

Location:

Atlanta Service Center (EFI Global)
2150 Northmont Parkway
Suite F Duluth, GA
Georgia
30096

Telephone

770-246-0026

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  • Professional summary

    Joseph “Joe” Kelley began his career as a volunteer firefighter for the Henry County Fire Department in 1982. He would continue to serve Henry County for 37 years until he retired in 2019. During his time with Henry County he completed all necessary training and education to achieve the position of Firefighter/EMT and then Firefighter/Paramedic.

    He continued to work his career path with Henry County by being promoted to the positions of Fire Inspector/Investigator, Lieutenant Inspector/Investigator, Battalion Chief of Prevention, and then to Assistant Chief of Prevention. He continued to meet the qualifications and educational requirements to remain certified in all aspects of the Fire Investigation field.

    In addition to serving as the County Fire Marshal for the unincorporated areas of Henry County, he also served the cities of Stockbridge, Hampton and Locust Grove.

    Mr. Kelley also served for 23 years as a Georgia certified Inspector, Fire Investigator and Peace Officer, as will as serving as a member of the Metro Arson Task Force with ATF. Also obtaining certification through the International Associations of Arson Investigators as Fire Investigation Technician, International Associations of Arson Investigators International Associations of Arson Investigators, Evidence Collection Technician and Fire Investigator.    

  • Education

    Joseph “Joe” Kelley began his career as a volunteer firefighter for the Henry County Fire Department in 1982. He would continue to serve Henry County for 37 years until he retired in 2019. During his time with Henry County he completed all necessary training and education to achieve the position of Firefighter/EMT and then Firefighter/Paramedic. He continued to work his career path with Henry County by being promoted to the positions of Fire Inspector/Investigator, Lieutenant Inspector/Investigator, Battalion Chief of Prevention, and then to Assistant Chief of Prevention. He continued to meet the qualifications and educational requirements to remain certified in all aspects of the Fire Investigation field. In addition to serving as the County Fire Marshal for the unincorporated areas of Henry County, he also served the cities of Stockbridge, Hampton and Locust Grove.

    Mr. Kelley also served for 23 years as a Georgia certified Inspector, Fire Investigator and Peace Officer, as well as serving as a member of the Metro Arson Task Force with ATF. Also obtaining certification through the International Associations of Arson Investigators as Fire Investigation Technician, International Associations of Arson Investigators International Associations of Arson Investigators, Evidence Collection Technician and Fire Investigator.    

     

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Associations of Arson Investigators, Certification # 08-073166

    Certified Evidence Collection Technician, International Associations of Arson Investigators,

    Certification # 575

    Fire Investigator Technician, International Associations of Arson Investigators

    Certified Basic Peace Officer, Georgia Peace Officer Standard and Training Council,

    Certification #PBLE-93-0057-S

    Certified Arson Investigator, Georgia Peace Officer Standard and Training Council,

    Certification # PS-07-88-A013-S

    Certified Firefighter II, National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, Certification # 3277

    Certified Fire Officer II, National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications Certification # 912

    Certified Fire Inspector II, National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications Certification #134

    Certified Fire Instructor II, National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications Certification # 484

    Certified Fire Investigator, Georgia Firefighter Standard and Training Council Certification # INV-00095-05

    Certified Fire Inspector, Georgia Firefighter Standard and Training Council Certification # ISP-00234-05

    Certified Fire Instructor, Georgia Firefighter Standard and Training Council Certification # GFA-1081-IS84

    Certified Fire Fighter, Georgia Firefighter Standard and Training Council Certification # 130-9499C-84

  • 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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