Mr. Decker is a Certified Fire Investigator, CFI, a certification issued by the International Association of Arson Investigators, IAAI, (Certificate No: 41-031).  The National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, better known as Pro Board, has also certified Mr. Decker as a Fire Investigator as has  the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety, and the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office.  In addition, through the National Association of Fire Investigators, NAFI, Mr. Decker is a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, CFEI.  With nearly 30 years of experience, he has qualified many times as an expert witness in the determination of fire and explosion origin and cause.


Effective March 30, 2014, all private fire investigators and private fire investigator employees must obtain a license to practice fire investigation in the state of Missouri from the Board of Private Investigator and Private Fire Investigator Examiners. 

Mr. Decker’s Missouri Private Fire Investigator license number is 2014011673. 


TDI’s territory includes: Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma.  Some states require licensing to conduct origin and cause investigations and others do not.  TDI is licensed where required, Missouri Private Investigator License 2011008364 and Kansas Private Detective D-5284. 


Whether the investigation involves a small, witnessed event or a complex large loss requiring site management and the coordination of interested parties, TDI has the experience.



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