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Nathan Patterson, IAAI-CFI

Fire Investigator


Atlanta Service Center (EFI Global)
2150 Northmont Parkway
Suite F Duluth, GA





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Patterson has thirteen years of experience within the fire service and have been recognized as an expert by the Institute of Fire Engineers.  He has led instruction of 40 courses on various topics like evidence preservation, fire investigation, fire inspection, and fire/rescue techniques.  Mr. Patterson has received high levels of training in both HAZMAT, fire inspection, and fire investigation.  He has investigated residential structure fires, vehicle fires, heavy equipment, fatalities, commercial fires, wildland fires, and explosions.  Mr. Patterson has over 600+ hours of training specifically in the field of fire investigations and has investigated 500+ fires.  He has led or participated in the live burning of twenty-one structures, and eight vehicles.

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science Emergency Management/Homeland Security Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL, 2017

    Associates of Fire Science Technology Georgia Northwestern Technical College Calhoun, GA 2011


  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators, TX, #03-0412133
    Private Investigator, Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies, GA #PDE051894
    Member IFE, The Institution of Fire Engineers, UK #00063863
    CFEI, National Association of Fire Investigators, FL, #22571-12975
    Arson Investigator, Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, GA, #PS0720150012S
    Fire Investigator II, Alabama Fire College, AL, #179162
    Fire Investigator, National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, AL, #179057

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