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Deon Webber

MSc, Eng Tech, FIFireE


Areas of Expertise

Water Intrusion
Safety Evaluation + Consulting
Fire + Explosion Investigation
Vehicle Fires


Deon served for 35 years in the UK Fire Service with the Greater Manchester Fire Service, with the last 12 years as a specially trained fire investigator. Through his career Deon has reported on the cause of hundreds of fires since 1980, in his role as an operational fire officer and investigated and reported on over 300 fires as a specialist fire investigation officer, presenting evidence in the Criminal, Coroners and more recently Civil courts.

Over a career spanning five decades Deon has studied, constantly learning all the technical and managerial skills required for his job. Deon is a former examiner for, and Fellow of, the Institution of Fire Engineers and he is a life member of the International Association of Fire Investigators for who he is a past President. Deon is dedicated to investing in the next generation of forensic investigators and has designed and delivered fire investigation training programmes for the Fire Service, Police and Forensic Students, whilst using his experience as a trainer to help develop Jensen Hughes personnel in their various roles.

Deon has investigated hundreds of fires of all types across Europe and the Middle East, and has used his experience as a Senior Fire Officer to provide expert evidence in cases involving claims against Fire Authorities, acting for both claimants and defendants in the UK and Republic of Ireland

Education / Certifications
  • MSc, Fire Investigation
  • Eng Tech - Engineering Technician
  • Fellow, Institution of Fire Engineers
  • Fellow, UK Fire Investigators Life Member + Past President
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Management Studies
  • BTEC Level 7 Certificate in Advanced Investigative Practice
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health + Safety
  • Member, International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors

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