Mike Richards, CCFI-C, IAAI-FIT: Senior Fire & Explosion Investigator

Mike served 38 years including Fire Prevention Officer Captain with a The Penticton Fire Department. He retired from service in 2020 and has been performing Origin and Cause Investigations and special projects for AIS since. He has been with AIS since 2017. Mike has extensive experience in origin and cause determination including his role as FPO Captain and Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner here in British Columbia. He has participated in Special projects for the National Research Council of Canada and FP Innovations, FireSmart BC, Forest Management Division for Government of Northwest Territories, and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

Mike is an active member International Association of Arson Investigators, Canadian Association of Fire Investigators, National Association of Arson Investigators and has served as a director of the BC Chapter of IAAI.

Certifications include:

  • CAFI-C
  • 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.