Joshua Bastian, P.E., CFEI,

Engineer & Fire Investigator

Joshua Bastian is registered engineer in training in California specializing in mechanical engineering and failure analysis of residential and consumer appliances. He works under the guidance of a professional Mechanical Engineer and professional Fire Protection Engineer.


Education & Certifications:

  • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators
  • Registered Engineer In Training Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
  • Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science, UC Berkeley
  • Film and Digital Media, Bachelor of Arts, UC Santa Cruz



  • Provided failure analysis for over 40 commercial and residential property loss claims involving fire and water damage.
  • Conducted on-scene and laboratory examination and analyses.
  • Conducted engineering and testing for cases involving gas and electric stoves, furnaces, electrical outlets, outdoor and indoor lights, electric appliances, and HVAC systems.
  • Performed material flame performance testing (UL 94 equivalent) on a residential space heater.
  • Collaborated on investigations with certified fire investigators, fire scientists and professional engineer