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Matthew Decker, CFEI, IAAI-ECT

Fire Investigator / Evidence Technician


Ohio (EFI Global)



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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Matthew Decker is a 2018 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation, and a minor in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology. Prior to this he attended Sussex County Community College in New Jersey and obtained an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice with high honors. While obtaining both degrees, he completed internships with law enforcement agencies, as well as private sector fire investigation companies. Prior to and while attending classes, Mr. Decker obtained over 9-years of experience in the fire protection industry, where he had worked as a Fire Protection Equipment Technician dealing with portable fire extinguishers and kitchen fire suppression systems. These experiences have given Mr. Decker advanced knowledge of fire investigation topics, explosion investigation topics, law enforcement and criminal law, as well as fire protection systems and equipment. Currently, Mr. Decker is employed by EFI Global, Inc. as a Fire Investigator & Evidence Technician and has been involved with over 190 fire origin and cause investigations, as well as 8 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 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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