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Don Davis has more than 27+ years in both public and private sectors conducting background and fire scene investigations. Prior to joining J.S. Held, Don was employed as a fire investigator with Advanced Investigations and Crawford Investigation Services for over 20 years. He has also been employed as a full time Fire Marshal with the Hot Springs Arkansas Fire Department and full-time staff instructor (Assistant Professor) with the Arkansas Fire Training Academy conducting fire and explosion investigations, inspections, and instructing fire-related certification courses throughout Arkansas. He has testified or given depositions in Arkansas and Louisiana State Courts and Federal Court on both fire origin and cause, as well as fire code and fire spread related cases.

Don is a Senior Fire Investigator based out of Little Rock, Arkansas in the Fire Origin & Cause service line. He specializes in fire & explosion scene investigations and is responsible for investigating fire and explosion incidents in commercial, residential, industrial facilities, automobiles, heavy equipment, and marine conveyances.

Professional Registration:

  • #400811 [Pro-Board-Certified Fire Investigator]
  • IFSAC #2432950 [Certified Fire Investigator, Arkansas]
  • Fire Service Instructor I, Southern Arkansas University-AFA
  • Fire Inspector Certification, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD.
  • Hazardous Materials Technician / [California Specialized Training Institute]
  • Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards & Training Certification
  • # 0003037 Private Investigator, Arkansas
  • #22383-12843 [Certified Fire Explosion Investigator (CFEI), National Association of Fire Investigators]
  • #22383-12843V [Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI), National Association of Fire Investigators]
  • Past Vice-President – International Assoc. of Arson Investigators - Arkansas Chapter

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