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Geoff Hazard, IAAI-CFI, MSc

Vice President


Geoff Hazard is a Forensic expert in the origin and cause of fires and explosions and a partner with Fire Cause Analysis. Mr. Hazard is a Certified Fire Investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators and holds a Pro Board Certification as a Fire Investigator from the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications. 

Mr. Hazard has participated in over 2000 investigations of residential, commercial, vehicular and vessel fires as an origin and cause expert with Fire Cause Analysis since 2006. He is an expert in the dynamics, evolution, and spread of fires and the forensic application of NFPA 921 to fire origin and cause investigation. Mr. Hazard has served as a liaison to NFPA 921 Technical Committee Member Hal Lyson, as an NFPA 921 Task Group member, an instructor at the California Conference of Arson Investigators training seminars, and as a member of Fire Investigation Standards Council.

Geoff holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic and Fire Science from the University of New Haven, Connecticut and has guest lectured to UNH on numerous occasions. 

Geoff Hazard has been published in the 2017 and 2021 Editions of NFPA 921 Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigations. the Journal of The International Association of Arson Investigators, and the California Conference of Arson Investigator Magazine.


  • Master of Science in Forensic Science & Fire Science, University of New Haven
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kenyon College
  • Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI #22-030830), International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Pro-Board Certified Fire Investigator (#1033-2009), National Board of Fire Service Professionals
  • Certified Fire Investigator (CCAI-CFI #616), California Conference of Arson Investigators