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Paul S. Smiljanich, CFI(V)

Fire Investigator


Washington D.C. Service Center
4515 Daly Drive, Ste. M



Telephone 2





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Smiljanich has 28 years of experience in the fire service both in Michigan and Virginia.  He is currently a full time Fire Investigator with EFI Global.  Mr. Smiljanich recently retired from Prince William County where he was a Lieutenant in the fire service assigned to the Fire Marshal’s office.  He was responsible for conducting origin and cause determination, arson investigations, juvenile fire setters as well as explosion and environmental investigations.  Mr. Smiljanich has extensive training in the field of fire origin and cause determination.  Mr. Smiljanich has experience in multiple disciplines of the fire service including structural, vehicle, commercial fire investigations, code enforcement, technical rescue, emergency medical service, and is a hazardous materials technician.  Mr. Smiljanich is Certified Fire Investigator with the vehicle fire endorsement through the International Association of Arson Investigators.  He is also a Certified Fire Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators.

    Areas of investigation expertise include:

    • Residential, commercial and vehicle fire origin and cause determination
    • Criminal Investigations and Environmental Crimes
    • Fire Protection Systems
    • Explosion Investigations and Causes
  • Education

    Associates in Applied Science, Fire Protection Technologies and Investigation, Mott Community College, Flint, MI, 2001

  • Certifications

    Private Investigator Virginia, DCJS, 99-680522, 2021

    Certified Fire Investigator (Vehicle endorsement), IAAI, 11-092943, 2017

    Fire Investigation Technician, IAAI, 2014

    Certified Fire, and Explosion, and Vehicle Fire Investigator, NAFI, 20072-11265v, 2012

    National Registered Paramedic, NREMT, M8057826

  • Disciplines
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Failure Analysis
    • Fire Investigations - Liability
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations - Subrogation
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