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Robert "Bob" Drake, CFEI, CVFI, IAAI-FIT

Fire Investigator

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586.868.0200

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616.299.8826


 

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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Drake has over 28 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 20 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 and holds a current NFPA and State of Michigan Fire Inspector 1 Certification.

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

    Mr. Drake was also served on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the IAAI from 2019 until 2022.

  • Certifications

    International Association of Arson Investigators, Fire Investigator Technician,

    Public Agency Training Council, Fire Pattern Certification

    National Association of Fire Investigators, Vehicle Fire Investigator, Cert # 19616-11796v,

    National Association of Fire Investigators, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Cert# 109616-11796v

    Fire Findings, Investigation of Gas and Electric Appliance Fires

    National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications Fire Investigator, NFPA 1033-2009

    Certificates of Training from Michigan State Police, Fire Investigator I & II, Vehicle Fires

    State of Michigan Certified Fire Inspector I License# 13-071

    National Fire Protection Association, Certified Fire Inspector I, Cert# CFI-13-0087

  • 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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