Mathew C. Bolen

Fire Consultant / IAAI-CFI / Atlanta

Background

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.

Education and Certifications

• Organizational Leadership, B.S.: Valdosta State University
• Criminal Justice, A.A.S.: Reinhardt University
• Fire Science, A.A.S.: Chattahoochee Technical College
• Certified EMT: Georgia (#B1307269)
• Hazardous Material Technician
• Certified Paramedic: Georgia (#6841)
• Nationally Registered Paramedic: Certification #M0946157
• Fire Inspector: Georgia (#267787)
• State of Georgia Arson Investigator: Georgia
• State of Georgia Fire Instructor: Georgia (#267786)
• Tactical Paramedic
• Swift Water Rescue Instructor
• National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) Evaluator
• Emergency Manager: Georgia
• National Board of Professional Qualifications: NFPA-1031-2003
• National Board of Professional Qualifications: NFPA-1041-2002
• Post Certified Investigator: Georgia, #PS0720160007S
• National Registry EMT: License #B1307269
• National Registry Paramedic: License #P0946157
• Inspector 1: International Code Council (#8784114)
• Firefighter – Firefighter 1: Georgia (#20-1507oc-96)