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Russell Goodwin

Fire Investigator

Areas of Expertise

Fire + Explosion Origin + Cause Investigation
Vehicle Fires
Origin + Cause


Russell Goodwin is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator by the National Association of Fire Investigators. He specializes in origin and cause determinations, scene documentation, evidence collection and preservation, non-destructive and destructive laboratory evidence examination, and documentation using photography and x-ray.

He has been involved in Fire Forensics for five and a half years. Mr. Goodwin specializes in 3d laser scanning utilizing a FARO laser scanner. He is a member of the International Association of Forensic and Security Metrology.

He has utilized 3d scanning on a multitude of large loss commercial fires and explosions, warehouse fires, agriculture facility loss and fires, wildland fires, dam collapse, and crash reconstruction. He has also utilized the scanner to assist in nuclear power plant retrofit and design. He is an FAA-certified drone pilot.

Education / Certifications
  • NAFI CFEI Training Course, 2021 Fire Investigation: Principles + Practice, ATF Seattle Field Office
  • 2021 Critical Evaluation + Testing of Commonly Reported Accidental Causes, CFI Trainer
  • 2021 Process of Elimination, CFI Trainer
  • 2021 Introduction to Youth Set Fires, CFI Trainer
  • 2021 DNA, CFI Trainer
  • 2019 Evidence Examination: What Happens in the Lab, CFI Trainer
  • 2019 Physical Evidence at the Fire Scene, CFI Trainer
  • 2019 Arc Mapping Basics, CFI Trainer

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