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Richard Ritchie, IAAI-CFI (V) CFEI

District Fire Sciences Principal


Dallas, TX Service Center
1800 10th Street
Suite 300
Plano, TX






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Ritchie has more than 15 years in public and private service conducting fire and explosion investigations. Prior to joining EFI Global and Unified Investigations, he was employed with the City of Gulfport Mississippi where he served in the Gulfport Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau and Code Enforcement offices. During that time, he was responsible for conducting fire and life safety inspections, fire and explosion investigations, public education, and public service announcements. He also guest lectured the Southern Mississippi Criminal Investigations Class on more than one occasion. He has testified in County Court and Arkansas State Court. He is domiciled in Benton, Arkansas and available to investigate fires in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Missouri.


  • Education

    Mississippi Fire Academy, 2006, 2007

    National Fire Academy, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • Certifications

    Private Fire Investigator, Louisiana State Board of Private Investigators Examiners, License #10145-082222-LA
    Credentialed Private Investigator, Arkansas State Police Private Investigators Division, License # CPI000113
    Private Investigator, Department of Commerce and Insurance, TN, License # 00007569
    Private Fire Investigator/ Investigator in Charge, Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration, MO, License # 2018015698
    Certified Fire Investigator with Vehicle designation, International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI-V), Certificate #44-042802
    Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigation, FL, Certificate #13544-7891
    Fire Investigator NFPA 1033, ProBoard, Certificate # 294779 Certified Fire Investigator/NFPA 1033, Mississippi State Fire Academy
    Certified Fire Inspector I, International Code Council, Certificate # 5317081-66 Certified Fire Inspector I, NFPA, Certificate # CFI-07-0189
    Certified Fire Inspector II, Mississippi State Fire Academy
    Certified Fire Inspector II, International Code Council, Certificate # 8001397-67 Certified Fire Inspector II, NFPA, Certificate # CFI-07-7044
    Certified Fire Instructor I, Mississippi State Fire Academy



  • 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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