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Lee Newcomb, IAAI-CFI

Fire Investigator


Charlotte Service Center (EFI Global)
3101 Yorkmont Road
Suite 1800



Telephone 2




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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Newcomb has over 28 years of experience in both law enforcement and the fire service. He has been in various investigative capacities for 26 years and has specialized in fires and explosions for 17 of those years. To date, Mr. Newcomb has either lead or assisted with the investigation of over 775 fire and explosives incidents of all types, including large losses, accidental, and criminal/incendiary fires including homicides. Many of these have led to convictions or guilty pleas in Court. He served as a volunteer and/or part-time fire fighter for 12 years. Mr. Newcomb holds his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and is certified as a Level II fire fighter.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Fire & Explosion Investigations
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Law Enforcement Operations
    • Fire Suppression
    • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Education

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 1992

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators, #24-091366

    Certified Fire Investigator, North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal

    Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission

    Criminal Justice Instructor, NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission (General, Instructor Orientation, Hazardous Materials/WMD)

    Fire Fighter (Level II), NC Office of State Fire Marshal

    Hazardous Materials Operations, NC Office of State Fire Marshal

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