Joseph R. Filas, IAAI-CFI (V), NAFI-CFEI (Fireplace & Chimney Construction Expert Witness)

Joseph R. Filas, IAAI-CFI (V), NAFI-CFEI (Fireplace & Chimney Construction Expert Witness)

Colorado, USA
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(Fireplace & Chimney Construction Expert Background Info Summary)

Mr. Joseph R. Filas, IAAI-CFI (V), NAFI-CFEI, is a Fireplace & Chimney Construction Expert Witness and he has been responsible for the direct management of over 1,700 assignments investigating and analyzing the origin and cause of fire and explosions related to residential and commercial properties, automobiles, heavy equipment, and in the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Filas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire and Safety Technology with an emphasis in Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation from Eastern Kentucky University.

(Fireplace & Chimney Construction Expert Bullet Points of Interest)

  • Certified Fireplace Inspector (CFI) – Fireplace, Investigation, Research, and Education Service (2008)
  • Certified Fire Investigator (CFI (V)) – International Association of Arson Investigators (2006)
  • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) – National Association of Fire Investigators (1999)
  • Licensed Private Detective – Arizona
  • Licensed Private Investigator – Montana, Nevada, Texas, and Washington
  • Member – International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • Member – International Association of Arson Investigators (Colorado Chapter)
  • Member – National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)

(Fireplace & Chimney Construction Expert Final Words/Short Summary)

Mr. Filas has expansive knowledge of fireplace and chimney construction and associated building codes, manufacturer-required installation procedures/instructions related to factory builtfireplaces and heating appliances, and code-required inspections of existing fireplaces and chimneys.

Mr. Filas is knowledgeable on standard practices regarding fire investigation methodology, fire science, fire dynamics, and evidence collection procedures. His professional experience includes an understanding of building and fire codes, and the relation between codes and construction that can contribute to the cause and spread of a fire.

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Published: July 3, 2023
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