Mr. Watson is a Senior Fire Investigator and Regional Manager of the Atlanta, Georgia, office. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining SEA in 1992, he spent 15 years investigating fires and explosions for the fire service, law enforcement, and private sector. Mr. Watson began his affiliation with the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Fire Investigation in 1991 and continues to serve as a principal member. From 2002 through 2007 he served as the Committee Secretary. Since January of 2008, Mr. Watson has served as the committee chairman. This is the committee responsible for writing “NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations”. Mr. Watson also serves on the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications. This committee is responsible for writing “NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators”.
In addition to being a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Certified Fire Investigation Instructor, and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, he holds certifications as a Hazardous Materials Technician and Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist. Throughout his career, Mr. Watson has qualified as an expert witness and provided testimony in numerous federal, state, and local jurisdictions. He is a licensed fire investigator in numerous states. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International), serving on the E05 Committee-Fire Standards and the E30 Committee-Forensic Science; the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE); the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and many state chapters; the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), serving on the Board of Directors; the Professional Fire and Fraud Investigators Association (PFFIA); and the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII).
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