The fire investigation team at Fire Cause Analysis (FCA) operates as a cohesive unit of seasoned professionals, meticulously equipped to delve into the origins and causes of fire-related losses. Our team of experts is dedicated to delivering prompt and precise investigations that align seamlessly with our clients’ requirements. FCA has earned a well-deserved reputation for engaging the industry’s top-trained and most qualified investigators, ensuring unparalleled expertise in the field.

Vessel Fires

Vehicle Fires

Appliance Fires

At Fire Cause Analysis, our commitment to excellence is evident in our unwavering adherence to and provision of training on the NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033 standards. Our investigators diligently acquire the necessary professional qualifications to meet and surpass these national benchmarks. Notably, our Director of Investigations, Hal Lyson holds the distinction of being a founding member of the NPFA 921 Technical Committee, while also actively serving on the NFPA 1033 Technical Committee, which play pivotal roles in defining the professional qualifications for fire investigations. Furthermore, our President, Dennis Field, serves as a Principal on the NFPA 1033 Committee, further solidifying our dedication to industry leadership and expertise.

Type of Investigations

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Vehicle
  • Marine
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural
  • Rail Car

Our Investigators

For more information on an investigator, please click their name or download their CV. 

California

Don Perkins

President Emeritus, IAAI-CFI

Dennis Field

President, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-CVFI, IAMI-CMI

Geoff Hazard

Vice President –Fire Investigations,IAAI-CFI, MSc

John White

Vice President – Engineering Services, P.E., IAAI-CFI, MSc

Andrew Berasley

Fire Investigator, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, IAAI-FIT(V)

Craig Cesarin

Fire Investigator, CFI

Michael Ginn

Fire Investigator, CCAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI

Daniel Berasley

Fire Investigator, NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CVFI, IAAI-FIT

KC Hester

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI

Julie Lynn

Fire Investigator, NAFI-CFEI

Steven Moore

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, ECT

Richard Peterson

Fire Investigator, CFI

Jeff Guidi

Fire Investigator, CCAI-CFI

Brett Sutherland

Fire Investigator, CFI

Jeffrey Schlesinger

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, ECT

John Teague

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, CCAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, IAMI-CMI

Kevin Tiscareno

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, IAAI-FIT, NAFI-CFEI

Glenn White

Fire Investigator, CFI

Tim Enright

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI

Jason Faw

Fire Investigator, NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CVFI

Bill Fisk

Fire Investigator, NAFI-CFEI

Nick Castellon

Fire Investigator, NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CVFI

Bobby Gonzalez

Fire Investigator, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-FIT

Joshua Bastian

Mechanical Engineer, P.E., NAFI-CFEI

Arizona

Dennis Field

President, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-CVFI, IAMI-CMI

John White

Vice President – Engineering Services, P.E., IAAI-CFI, MSc

Jon Spezzacatena

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI

Andrew Berasley

Fire Investigator, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, IAAI-FIT(V)

Linda Poe

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI

KC Hester

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI

Jeffrey Schlesinger

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, ECT

Idaho

Jimmy Bowen

Fire Investigator, IAAI‐CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, PI

Minnesota

Karl Nesler

Fire Investigator, IAAI‐CFI, CIFI, AIC, FCLA, PCLA

Matthew Wilke

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI

Montana

Matthew Wilke

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI

Jimmy Bowen

Fire Investigator, IAAI‐CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, PI

Nevada

Dennis Field

President, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-CVFI, IAMI-CMI

Geoff Hazard

Vice President – Fire Investigations, IAAI-CFI, MSc

John White

Vice President – Engineering Services, P.E., IAAI-CFI, MSc

Andrew Berasley

Fire Investigator, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, IAAI-FIT(V)

Craig Cesarin

Fire Investigator, CFI

Jon Spezzacatena

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI

Linda Poe

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI

Jeffrey Schlesinger

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, ECT

North Dakota

Karl Nesler

Fire Investigator, IAAI‐CFI, CIFI, AIC, FCLA, PCLA

Matthew Wilke

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI

Oregon

Dennis Field

President, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-CVFI, IAMI-CMI

Craig Gault

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, IAAI-FIT

Steven Moore

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, ECT

Jimmy Bowen

Fire Investigator, IAAI‐CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, PI

Joseph Feland

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI (V), IAAI-FIT

South Dakota

Karl Nesler

Fire Investigator, IAAI‐CFI, CIFI, AIC, FCLA, PCLA

Matthew Wilke

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI

Washington

Dennis Field

President, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-CVFI, IAMI-CMI

John White

Vice President – Engineering Services, P.E., IAAI-CFI, MSc

Steven Moore

Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, ECT

Jimmy Bowen

Fire Investigator, IAAI‐CFI, NAFI-CFEI, CVFI, PI