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Matthew Williams, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CVFI

Senior Fire Investigator

Location:

Phoenix, AZ Service Center
407 S. 107th Avenue
Suite A22
Tolleson, AZ
85353

Telephone

505.500.7388

Mobile

505.500.7388


 

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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Matthew Williams has 20 years of fire and explosion investigation experience, 12 of which was as the fire investigation team lead with the Los Alamos County Fire Department. He has conducted over 140 fire investigations for, and in conjunction with multiple agencies including local, county, state and federal jurisdictions. Such investigations included structural, vehicle, wildland, and fatality fires. Mr. Williams was responsible for identifying Origin & Cause determinations declared to be incendiary, accidental, product failure, vehicle, wildland, and fatality fires.

    In 2000, Mr. Williams earned the Department of Energy’s Medal of Valor for his wildland suppression efforts in the Cerro Grande fire; and in 2011 the Medal of Honor for his suppression efforts in the Los Conchas Fire. In 2013, he was honored for his “Generous and Dedicated Support” to the New Mexico Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

    He has demonstrated his commitment to organizational excellence and was a core contributor to the Los Alamos County Fire Department’s accreditation process; participating in the development of the 5-year Community Driven Strategic Plan, Community Risk Assessment-Standard of Cover and Self-Assessment Core Competencies and performance indicators.

  • Education

    AAS, Fire Science
    University of New Mexico

    High School Diploma
    Pojoaque High School

  • Certifications

    • Associates of Applied Science – Fire Science – University of New Mexico – 2013
    • Department of Energy Security “Q” Clearance – Los Alamos National Laboratory,
    2001 - 2015
    • Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) – International Association of Arson Investigators, July 2016 – Present
    • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI-CFEI) – National Association of Fire Investigators, October 2014 – Present
    • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (NAFI-CVFI) – National Association of Fire Investigators, July 2015 – Present
    • Fire Investigator NFPA 1033 – Fire Department Safety Officers Association – June 2016
    • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator – National Certification Board – July 2015
    • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator – National Certification Board – October 2014
    • CSTI Hazardous Materials Operations Instructor
    • CSTI Weapons of Mass Destruction Instructor

  • 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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