Mathew C. Bolen

Fire Consultant / IAAI-CFI / Atlanta


Mr. Bolen is a Certified Fire Investigator by the State of Georgia, a Certified Peace Officer with the State of Georgia, a Certified Fire Inspector with the State of Georgia, International Code Council, and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, a nationally registered Paramedic, and a Fire Service Instructor, as well as a Public Fire Safety Educator with the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications.

Mr. Bolen started his public safety career in 1991 with the City of Cartersville, overseeing the Community Service Program. In 1995, he transferred to the City of Cartersville Fire Department where he began his career in the fire service. In 1999, Mr. Bolen moved to the City of Marietta Fire Department, where in 2003, he began his career as a Fire Investigator and was responsible for cause and origin investigations, interviews, evidence collection, and photographic documentation, scene diagrams, and other aspects of fire investigations. Mr. Bolen has assisted or been lead investigator in over 150 investigations.  

From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Bolen served as Firefighter Engineer with the Fire Department. He resumed as an Investigator with the Marietta Fire Department in 2008. Mr. Bolen was appointed as Lead Investigator of the Marietta Fire Department in 2015, where he remains today. 

Representative Engagements

• Commercial Structure Fires
• Residential Structure Fires

Education and Certifications

B.S. Organizational Leadership - Valdosta State University
International Association of Fire Investigators - Certified Fire Investigator
Private Investigator - Alabama and Georgia
Peace Officer - Georgia