Fire Investigator


Jim Beem is a Fire Investigator with Fire Cause Analysis since 2018 and has over 49 years of experience in the emergency services field. Jim is a member of the Siskiyou County Arson Team and a terrorism liaison officer.

Jim Beem has an Associates of Arts degree in Fire Science. He is certified in the following areas: Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and holds a Pro Board Certification as a fire investigator from the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications; Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). He is also California POST certified. Mr. Beem was accepted to the prestigious National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

In 2013, Jim Beem retired from the San Francisco Fire Department.


  • Certified Fire Investigator (Pro Board Certified) IAAI #22-0521105
  • Certified Evidence Collection Technician IAAI #552
  • Certified Fire Investigator II OSFM #1001-3472
  • Certified Remote (Drone) Pilot DOT * FAA #3964040
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator NAFI #22534-12873
  • Certified Fire Code Inspector NCSA #CFC0443.13
  • Certified Fire Prevention Officer OSFM #160-7061
  • Certified Fire Officer OSFM #150-7061
  • Certified Fire Investigator I OSFM #130-7061
  • Certified Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator OSFM #110-7061
    Certified Fire Fighter II OSFM #2353612
  • Certified Fire Fighter I OSFM #013698
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician EMSA #E110662
  • Certified Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic EMSA #P07838
  • Certified PC 832 – Arrest and Firearms POST #4650-80100-13-001
  • Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist CAOHC #478791
    Certified Spirometry Training and Respiratory NIOSH #011613-02