John R. Farill

Great Lakes Region Fire Division Manager / IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI / Nashville


Mr. Farill holds licenses as a Certified Fire Investigator (C.F.I.) through the International Association of Arson Investigators, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (C.F.E.I) through the National Association of Fire Investigators, and a Licensed Private Investigator for the States of Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Mr. Farill’s professional career includes over 30 years of law enforcement, fire service, and private sector experience. His professional career includes extensive experience conducting public and private fire and explosion investigations in a multi-state area. Mr. Farill’s forensic experience encompasses the investigation of fire and explosion causation involving vehicles, motor homes, vessels, off-road equipment, industrial, commercial, and residential structures. Areas of expertise include management of fire scene analysis, evidence and data collection, monitoring of destructive and non-destructive testing, investigative interviews, scene photography, accelerant testing, and NFPA fire code compliance.

Representative Engagements

  • Origin and cause investigations for fires and explosions
    • Commercial, residential, vehicles, vessels, heavy equipment
    • Collects, documents, preserves evidence
    • Conducts interviews with witnesses, responding firefighters, State Fire Marshall agencies, other third-party individuals
    • Prepares detailed, written investigative reports
    • Provides expert technical and scientific support to clients for subrogation and litigation purposes
  • Conducts classroom and hands-on classes in fire origin and cause identification
  • Field research for fire scenarios and quality assurance services
    • Appliance failures
    • Ignitable liquids utilized in assorted applications
    • Chemical fires
    • Explosions
    • Construction materials
    • Automobile, truck, motorhome, boat fires


  • Fire Science, Palm Beach State College
  • Criminal Justice, Pensacola State College
  • Certified Fire Investigator (CFI)
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
  • Licensed Private Investigator - Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia