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Lloyd Dykes, IAAI-CFI

District Manager, Northwest


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






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Dykes’ education, training and experience began in 1975 as a Fire Fighter / Fire Investigator. Training included fire and life safety and building code enforcement. He secured the position of County Fire Marshal in a large Washington State County and developed a team of five Deputy Fire Marshals. He commissioned into the County Sheriff’s Office to enforce fire investigation aspects of the position. Mr. Dykes began Private Fire Investigation in 1987 with a nationwide company. Work encompassed burglary, theft, death, medical and fraud insurance claims with a primary focus on fire and explosion losses. He actively investigated insurance losses in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Alaska, North and South Dakota and British Columbia. Mr. Dykes has provided expert testimony in numerous fire and explosion civil and criminal court proceedings and assisted local law enforcement and public authorities in many jurisdictions. Mr. Dykes has managed a District Office and team of professional Fire Investigators and Engineers since 2010.

    • Area of Expertise – Structural Fire Investigation & Explosion
    • Area of Expertise – Vehicle and Diverse Equipment, Fire Investigation
    • Area of Expertise – Complex Fire Scene Management and Investigation
  • Education

    North American School of Conservation
    Newport Beach, California
    Major in Forestry

    Spokane Community College
    Spokane, Washington
    AA Degree in Fire Science Technology

  • Certifications

    State of Washington Licensed Unarmed Private Investigator, 1988 to Current
    State of Montana Licensed Private Investigator, 1988 to Current
    Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI), International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI); since 1999, Certification # 21-027; Re-certifications: 2004, 2009, 2014
    Pro Board Certified Fire Investigator; since 2009, Re-certifications; 2014
    Hazardous Materials Emergency Responder

  • 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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