Robert Goodwin

Special Fire Investigator

Mr. Robert Goodwin began his professional carried in 1991 in the Kentucky Department of Housing, Building, & Construction as a Building Code Plan Examiner after receiving an Associate Degree in Architecture. In 2000, Mr. Goodwin became a Deputy State Fire Marshal for the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office and was promoted to a Senior Deputy in 2004. While serving as in the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office Mr. Goodwin supervised Deputy State Fire Marshals that covered 60 counties in Kentucky. He also completed countless building inspections and origin and cause fire and explosion investigation.  Mr. Goodwin assisted in the development and instruction of over 10 different classes for the KY Technical College System in Life Safety and Fire Science. As a Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Mr. Goodwin teamed up and work with the ATF, FBI, Secret Service, Department of Defense and other law enforcement agencies as part of his position. Mr. Goodwin attained a Kentucky Level III Building Code Inspector and Plan Reviewer Certification, IAAI – Certified Fire Investigator and a NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist. Mr. Goodwin served on two NFPA Technical Committees, and became a voting member of ASTM International Technical Committee for Forensic Sciences from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Goodwin left public service in 2012 and began work as a privet origin and cause fire investigation expert and continues to serve his client’s needs in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Mr. Goodwin has vast experience evaluating and investigating losses in the following areas:

  • Fire and Explosion Investigations
    • Commercial and Residential Structure Losses
      • Fatal Fires, Incendiary Fires, Large – Complex losses, Losses Involving subrogation, losses related to pyrotechnics and explosives and accidental losses
  • Building and Fire Code Analysis based on the circumstances of a loss
  • Analysis of Life Safety and Building Fire Protection Systems
  • Litigation related to the items listed above
Team: EFI Global - USA
Telephone: 502-523-5998
Mobile: 502-523-5998
Email: robert.goodwin@efiglobal.com
Location: Kentucky, Louisville, United States
Qualifications: IAAI-CFI, NFPA-CFPS
Areas of expertise: Engineering, environmental and fire services
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