About Us
More Than Certified Fire Investigators
Co-founder Lance Hart
Lance is a retired Senior Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  He has over 29 years of investigative experience in the area of fire and explosion investigations and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Willamette University. He has conducted over 550 fire scene investigations as an ATF Certified Fire Investigator and has testified as an expert in both State and Federal Court.  He is a Certified Fire Investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators and has served as a CFI on ATF’s National Response Team and International Response Team.  He has instructed at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy. He is the recipient of ATF’s Medal of Valor and was a former Naval Aviator.
Private Investigator Licenses:
Montana PSP-PI-LIC-21997
Washington 4241
Clifton has over 21 years of fire service experience with the Spokane Valley Fire Department and was the lead fire investigator and a commissioned peace officer for over 11 years. Along with fire investigations, he has worked on homicides, burglaries, thefts, and was also assigned to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Burglary Task Force. He has investigated over 600 fires and supervised over 1400. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Eastern Washington University, and numerous certifications including: multiple certified fire investigator credentials; Certified Fire Inspector I & II with the International Code Council; and the Fire Marshal designation with the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He has taught numerous fire investigation courses for the Spokane County Sheriff's Department, the Remedy Resource Group, and Spokane Community Colleges. He is published with the Fire & Arson Investigator (July 2014) "A Forensic Analysis, Electrical Ignition of Combustibles: Not so Close." He also served in the United States Army Infantry in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
Private Investigator Licenses:
Montana PSP-PI-LIC-21998
Washington 4240

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