David R. Meyers

East Region Fire Division Manager / IAAI-CFI / Charlotte

Background

Mr. Meyers is a Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) with the International Association of Arson Investigators and a Certified Fire Investigator with the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard). He served as a Fire Investigator for over twenty years with multiple jurisdictions where he has investigated and determined the origin and cause of more than 1,000 fires to include commercial structures, residential structures, vehicles, marine and heavy equipment He has completed numerous educational seminars and continuing education courses in the field of fire investigation. Mr. Meyers has testified in court proceedings and depositions involving the investigation of fire.

Mr. Meyers has extensive experience in all facets of the fire service, with over 32 years of municipal fire service experience. He came from municipal service as an Assistant Fire Chief after serving as a shift Commander and Firefighter Paramedic, and he is still an IFSAC Fire Inspector III. Mr. Meyers is a Certified Firefighter II by International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), Hazardous Materials Technician, and a Certified HAZWOPER Specialist by Cincinnati State College.

Mr. Meyers has also been trained in hazardous materials mitigation and HAZWOPER operations. Mr. Meyers also performed municipal fire inspections of residential, commercial, and industrial facilities for over 20 years. He has knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire codes and building blueprint plan review regarding compliance with fire, life safety regulations, and building code compliance. Mr. Meyers has been responsible for review and approval of fire protection system plans including automatic sprinkler systems and fire alarm systems for compliance with local, state, and national applicable codes. He has served as an Emergency Management Coordinator and as a Firefighter Instructor. Mr. Meyers has also conducted Fire Protection reviews, reports, and recommendations for NASCAR at large assembly race tracks across the nation.

Mr. Meyers is a state licensed Fire Inspector III, Fire Instructor II, Building Inspector I and Fire Officer II and has knowledge of proper installation methods and procedures for residential, institutional, and commercial sprinkler systems, fire alarms and commercial cooking equipment fire suppression systems.

Representative Engagements

  • Determination of the cause and origin of fires and explosions involving residential structure and multi-family dwellings.
  • Investigation and logistical coordination of large loss fires and explosions involving commercial and residential structures.
  • Determination and investigation of arson fires and the collection of arson evidence.
  • Investigation of fires in passenger vehicles, trucks, heavy equipment, and marine.

Education

  • Kaplan University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Bachelors in Fire Science