Mike Richards: Senior Fire & Explosion Investigator

2017 marks Mike’s 35th year in the Fire service. His last 12 years he has served as a Fire Inspector with a Municipal Fire Department. He has extensive experience in origin and cause determination as part of his role as Fire Inspector and Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner here in British Columbia.

Mike is an active member of the British Columbia Fire Prevention Officers Association, International Association of Arson Investigators, Canadian Association of Fire Investigators and has served as the President of the Penticton Professional Fire Fighters Local 1399 IAFF for the last 16 years.

Certifications include:

  • IFSAC/ProBoard Certified Fire Investigator (NFPA 1033)
  • IFSAC/ProBoard Certified Fire Inspector II (NFPA 1031)
  • IFSAC/ProBoard Certified Fire Service Instructor II
  • IFCAS/ProBoard Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I&II (NFPA 1035)

Mike continues to participate in Professional development in subjects related to Fire Investigations.