« View all Experts

Jimmy Bowen CFI, CFEI, CVFI, PI

Senior Fire Investigator

Jimmy Bowen is an IAAI Certified Fire Investigator assigned to our Spokane Office. Mr. Bowen began his career as a firefighter with the City of Spokane Fire Department in 1992 and promoted to the rank of Fire Lieutenant. In 2008 Mr. Bowen was selected to the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation Unit where he served as the Lieutenant of the Unit for seven years. While serving in the fire department’s SIU, Mr. Bowen was responsible for numerous fire origin and cause investigations and was tasked with the subsequent criminal investigation of those fires that were determined to be Incendiary. He has prepared cases for filing by the prosecutor’s office and he has provided expert witness testimony on matters of origin and cause in both State and Federal Courts.

Mr. Bowen is experienced in determining the origin and cause of residential, and commercial fires. He is skilled in fire scene excavation, fire damage diagramming, witness interviews, photographic documentation, report writing, evidence collection, and chain of custody. Mr. Bowen graduated from the Washington State Reserve Officer Law Enforcement Academy and is a Licensed Private Investigator.