Bobby Gonzalez, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-FIT

Fire Investigator

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Bobby Gonzalez joined Fire Cause Analysis after a 21 year career in the Fire Service.
Throughout his career with the Oakland and Fairfield, California Fire Departments, Mr. Gonzalez held many ranks with different responsibilities from Firefighter/Paramedic to Lieutenant of Fire. He became a Paramedic in 1996 and spent the last eight years of his career as a Lieutenant. In addition to fire suppression activities for commercial and residential structures, vegetation and vehicles, Mr. Gonzalez has participated in numerous origin and cause investigations of fires and explosions. As a Lieutenant, he was also tasked with the organization and completion of commercial and vegetation management fire prevention inspections.

Mr. Gonzalez holds memberships with the National Association of Fire Investigators, where he holds a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator certification, the International Association of Arson Investigators, where he holds a Fire Investigation Technician certification, as well as membership with the California Conference of Arson Investigators.


  • State of California Paramedic License # P08754
  • U.S. Coast Guard Captain License # USA000457712
  • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators 
  • Fire Investigation Technician, International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Fire Officer #150-0563 
  • FireFighter I #1996009 
  • FireFighter II #2084841 


  • International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • California Conference of Arson Investigators (CCAI)
  • National Association of Arson Investigators (NAFI)