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Matthew Decker, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, IAAI-ECT

Fire Investigator / Evidence Technician


Ohio (EFI Global)




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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Matthew Decker is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation, and a minor in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology. He also received an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sussex County Community College in New Jersey. Along with his degrees, he has completed internships with law enforcement agencies and private sector fire investigation agencies to obtain knowledge in both criminal and civil investigation, criminal court procedure, fire investigation, and post-blast investigation. Mr. Decker also has over 10-years of experience in the fire protection industry, where he worked as a Fire Protection Equipment Technician and business owner dealing with portable fire extinguishers and kitchen fire suppression systems. Currently, Mr. Decker is employed by EFI Global, Inc. as a Fire Investigator & Evidence Technician and has been involved in over 250 origin & cause investigations, including 9 explosion investigations.


  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation, Minor in Fire and Safety  Engineering Technology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 2018

     Associate of Science, Criminal Justice, Sussex County Community College, Newton, New Jersey, 2014

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Assoc. of Arson Investigators, #01-1014121

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Nat’l Assoc. of Fire Investigators, #22408-12750

    Certified Evidence Collection Technician, International Assoc. of Arson Investigators, #615

    Certified Fire Investigation Technician, International Assoc. of Arson Investigators

    UAS Remote Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration, #4264208

    Private Investigator, State of Ohio, #20191100326626

  • Disciplines
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
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