Craig S. Williams

Fire Consultant / IAAI-CFI (V), NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CFII / Buffalo


Mr. Williams is a seasoned specialist in fire, arson, and explosion investigations and also is a licensed private investigator in multiple states. His specific area of expertise is origin and cause fire investigations of residential, commercial, and industrial structures, vehicles, and heavy construction equipment. Other areas of forensic experience include marine fire investigations, large-loss fire investigations, explosion and arson fire investigations, electrical fires, and evidence collection.

Over the last three decades, Mr. Williams acquired his extensive knowledge of the fire service through various roles: Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Interim Fire Chief, Municipal Training Officer, Fire Investigator, and Fire Investigator Team Leader. While serving in the capacity of Municipal Training Officer, he coordinated and instructed several New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control courses for the City of Batavia Fire Department. These courses covered all aspects of the fire service, including fire investigation.

Education and Certifications

  • Licensed Private Investigator: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania
  • Certified Fire Investigator (CFI): International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI): National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • Certified Fire Investigator (CFI): National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (National Pro-Board)
  • New York State Fire Investigator Level I Certification
  • New York State Fire Investigator Level II Certification
  • Basic Fire Fighter Training (229) Certification
  • Code Compliance Technician Certification
  • Building Safety Inspector Certification
  • Hazardous Materials Technician Certification
  • Fire Officer I Certification
  • Incident Safety Officer Certification
  • Fire Instructor I Certification
  • Fire Instructor II Certification Certified Fire Investigator