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Ronald Trogdon, CFEI

Fire Investigator


Seattle, WA Service Center
9316 Lakeview Avenue, Bldg. 21-C
PO Box 98887
Lakewood, WA





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Trogdon has over 30 years of experience as a law enforcement officer/ detective. He was assigned fire investigation responsibilities as a Sheriff’s Office detective responsible for all fire death scenes and criminal fires occurring within his agency’s jurisdiction. He has been a fulltime fire investigator for 3 years conducting over 250 fire investigations in his career. He has extensive experience in origin and cause, scene analysis, report writing, evidence collection, scene photography, interview and interrogation, multi-agency coordination, policy and procedure development, and conducting investigations on Tribal lands.

    Areas of expertise:

    • Fire Origin and Cause
    • Vehicle Origin and Cause
    • Farm and construction equipment Origin and Cause
    • Coordination and management of large multi-agency investigations
  • Education

    Associate of Arts Degree, Criminal Justice, Olympic Community College, Bremerton, WA, 1984


  • Certifications

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, 20697-11899

    Licensed Unarmed Private Investigator, State of Washington, 4153

    Licensed Private Investigator, State of Oregon, 75461

  • 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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