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Jimmy Bowen


Senior Fire Investigator

Areas of Expertise

Product Liability
Fire + Explosion Investigation
Fluid Analysis: Oils, Gasoline, Accelerants
Premises Liability Investigations
Vehicle Fires
Appliance Fire + Failure Investigation
Fuel + Gas System Investigations
Premises Liability / Personal Injury

Jimmy Bowen, CFI, CFEI, CVFI, PI is an IAAI Certified Fire Investigator assigned to the 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 (SIU) 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.

Education / Certifications
  • Pierce Community College
  • Fire Service Training Program, LH Bates Technical School
  • WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission Reserve Law Enforcement Academy
  • Spokane Regional Fire Recruit Academy
  • Certified Fire Investigator, IAAI
  • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI)
  • Fire Investigator Special Commission, Spokane Police Department
  • Firefighter I, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress
  • Licensed Private Investigator, state of MT
  • Licensed Private Investigator, state of WA # 4250
  • HAZWOPER, Safety Unlimited

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