Mr. Dykes’ education, training and experience began in 1975 as a Fire Fighter / Fire Investigator. Training included fire and life safety and building code enforcement. He secured the position of County Fire Marshal in a large Washington State County and developed a team of five Deputy Fire Marshals. He commissioned into the County Sheriff’s Office to enforce fire investigation aspects of the position. Mr. Dykes began Private Fire Investigation in 1987 with a nationwide company. Work encompassed burglary, theft, death, medical and fraud insurance claims with a primary focus on fire and explosion losses. He actively investigated insurance losses in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Alaska, North and South Dakota and British Columbia. Mr. Dykes has provided expert testimony in numerous fire and explosion civil and criminal court proceedings and assisted local law enforcement and public authorities in many jurisdictions. Mr. Dykes has managed a District Office and team of professional Fire Investigators and Engineers since 2010.