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Senior Fire Investigator


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






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Saxton has 40+ years of experience in the fire service, fire investigation, fire inspection, and fire safety education fields. He has experience in fire origin and cause investigations, including scene analysis, report writing, evidence collection, fire site documentation, photography, and multi-agency coordination. Mr. Saxton has investigated over 600 fires as a public and private fire investigator, including over 200 since joining EFI Global in 2016. Mr. Saxton has served as an instructor for fire investigation and other disciplines of the fire service for over 20 years.

    Area of Expertise:

    •   Fire Origin and Cause
    •   Vehicle Origin and Cause
    •   Coordination and management of multi-agency large loss incidents
    •   Fire Code Compliance
    •   Fire Protection Systems
    •  Industrial Safety Including Asbestos Compliance/AHERA

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Broadcasting/Journalism-Charter Oak State College, New Britain, CT, 2006
    Associate-Level Certificate, Paramedicine: Arapahoe Community College, Denver, Colorado-
    December 1997
    Associate of Science Degree, Fire Science: University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska- June 1996

  • Certifications

    Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators, # 36-121908

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, 13595-12028

    Certified Canadian Fire Investigator, Level C. Certification date: July 15, 2019.

    Licensed Private Investigator, Municipality of Anchorage # PD-1195

    Licensed Private Detective, City of Fairbanks # 11997

    Licensed Private Detective, State of Washington #5035

  • 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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