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Robert Drake, CFEI, CVFI

Fire Investigator


Detroit, MI Service Center
2855 Coolidge Hwy., Suite 216
Troy, MI






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Drake has over 23 combined years of fire service and has personally investigated or supervised over 600 structural & vehicle fire investigations. Investigations include fires and explosions, involving fatalities, fraud, arson and subrogation losses.

    Mr. Drake has over 15 years of experience conducting and directing origin and cause investigations of fires and explosions involving vehicles, single, multi-family, and business occupancies that resulted in serious injuries, single and multiple fatalities. He brings with him the practical awareness and skills to identify and preserve a scene and physical findings concerning criminal, civil, and subrogation issues. Bob has also had formal “Background Instigation” training through Wyoming Department of Public Safety. With his formal training and real-life experience as a Fire Inspector and Fire Investigator, he has attained a working knowledge of fire suppression, detection and notification systems. Mr. Drake also has a good understanding of the NFPA Codes.

    Mr. Drake has collaborated with the Wyoming Police Department to assist with investigating accidents, disasters and arson investigations to streamline the processes.

  • Education

    Grand Rapids Community College 2010
    Byron Center Public High School

  • Certifications

    • National Association of Fire Investigators, Vehicle Fire Investigator, Cert # 19616-11796v, 2015 through Expire Date 2020
    • National Association of Fire Investigators, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Cert# 109616-11796v, 2015 through 7-14-2017

  • 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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