Michael R. Hill
Sr. Fire InvestigatorCSP, MS-OSH, IAAI-CFI®, CFEI, CFII, CVFI, IAMI-CMI, MIFIREe, sUas
Mr. Hill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Maryland, University College, and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Prior to joining S-E-A in 2015, he spent 20 years investigating fires and explosions for law enforcement. Throughout his career, Mr. Hill has testified as an expert witness in various district and circuit courts, as well as giving many depositions for both criminal and civil cases.
Mr. Hill is responsible for conducting and coordinating investigations and analysis of fires and explosion in the Marine Industry, as well as commercial, residential, and industrial properties. His responsibilities include, determining the origin, cause, and flame spread, along with fire scene documentation, scene photography, preservation of evidence, witness interviews, background investigations, and preparation of reports detailing conclusions of the origin and cause investigation.
Mr. Hill is certified through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) as a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), as well as the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CFVI), and a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor (CFII). He is also certified through the International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI) as a Certified Marine Investigator, as well as holding a certification as a Hazardous Material Technician, and is an FAA Part 701 Drone Pilot. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) serving on the 303 Committee for Marinas and Boatyards and the 915 Committee for Remote Inspections. Mr. Hill is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), South Carolina and Florida Chapters of the IAAI, and the International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI).
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