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Patrick Kettenring, IAAI-CFI

Senior Fire Investigator


Jackson Service Center (EFI Global)
3010 Lakeland Cove, Ste. E



Telephone 2




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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Kettenring is a 28-year veteran of the fire service, retiring in 2009 as an Assistant Chief. Patrick extended his fire service career as a Deputy Fire Marshal/Fire Investigator for a metropolitan county Fire Marshal’s Office for an additional 7 years. He also worked with a national forensics engineering and consulting firm as a Fire Investigator, then for an insurance company, again as an investigator. Patrick has a degree in Fire Investigations, as well as Fire Command and Administration.

    Patrick has also been Post-Blast Explosion certified through the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigations. Patrick previously held IBC, IFC, and IRC certifications and had performed structural and fire protection plan reviews and field inspections. Of Mr. Kettenring’ s 37-year career, he has spent 16 years investigating fire and explosions.

    • Commercial and residential fire and explosion losses
    • Heavy equipment, marine equipment, and vehicle fires
    • Mid-stream energy facilities for oil and gas industries

    Patrick has been qualified and accepted as an expert witness in the State of Washington Judicial Court System, as well as United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

    Patrick has served as an Instructor for the Washington State Fire Training Academy, the Pierce County (WA) Fire Marshal’s Office, the City of Tacoma (WA), the City of Phoenix (AZ), and at the Post-Blast Explosion School (WA) for the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

  • Education

    Associates Degree Fire Investigations, Bellevue College, Bellevue, Washington, 2001-2002

    Associates Degree Fire Command and Administration, Bellevue College, Bellevue, Washington, 2003-2004


  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI), International Association of Arson Investigators, Certification #21-122026

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), National Association of Fire Investigators, Certification #15157-8423

    Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CFEI-V), National Association of Fire Investigators, Certification #15157-8423v


  • 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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