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Richard Peterson, IAAI-CFI, CMI

Branch Manager Miami - Marine Division Principal







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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Peterson has over 18 years of professional experience in the investigation, analysis and determination of the origin and cause of fires involving structures, vehicles, heavy equipment, and marine craft. His responsibilities also include fire scene photographs, follow-up investigations, and the coordination of engineering activities for evaluation of electrical systems and mechanical devices located in or near the area of origin, when required. He has testified in trial and numerous depositions as an expert in the field of fire investigation. Mr. Peterson obtained his CMI designation (Certified Marine Investigator) through IAMI (International Association of Marine Investigators.

  • Education

    Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky Bachelor of Science Fire and Safety Engineering

    Technology Emphasis in Fire Investigation Minor in Law Enforcement

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator (C.F.I.), International Association of Arson Investigators

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (C.F.E.I.), National Association of Fire
    Investigators (NAFI)

    Certified Fire Investigator, National Board of Fire service Professional Qualifications. NFPA 1033-2009

    Certified Marine Investigator (CMI), International Association of Marine Investigators

  • 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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