Phillip A. Keena, IAAI-CFI, BsFPSET

Senior Consultant

Forensic Services

Kansas City


Mr. Phillip Keena holds an A.A. in Fire Administration, a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, a B.S. in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, and an M.S. in Management. He is a Certified Fire Investigator through the IAAI, as well as in Missouri.  He is also a licensed Private Fire Investigator in Illinois and Missouri.  Mr. Keena also holds a Private Detective License in Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

Mr. Keena utilizes his background as a fire protection engineer which involved design, inspection, testing, operation, and maintenance of fire protection appliances, devices, and systems, as well as the testing of fire-resistant materials in performing failure analysis of fire protection systems/components.  He has conducted fire protection and code consulting evaluations in commercial and residential structures, as well as investigated and performed failure analysis involving passive and active fire protection systems, life safety systems, and fire alarm systems.  As a fire investigator, he has conducted origin and cause investigations on fatal structure fires, residential fires, commercial fires, and vehicle fires.

Mr. Keena has been qualified in court as a codes and standards expert and is highly knowledgeable about fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, life safety systems, fire department operations, technical rescue, hazardous materials incidents, building construction plans, and fire/explosion investigations. He also has extensive knowledge in the construction industry due to his experience as a licensed contractor for 15+ years and has been qualified in court as an expert in NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work.


• Fire Administration, A.A.: Johnson County Community College

• Organizational Leadership, B.S.: Mid-America Nazarene University (2012)

• Management, M.S.: Colorado State University

• Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, B.S.: Eastern Kentucky University

• Certified Investigator: International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)

• Certified Fire Investigator: State of Missouri (Tested)

• Motor Vehicle Fire Investigation

• Licensed Private Fire Investigator: Missouri and Illinois

• Licensed Private Detective: Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, and Oklahoma

• Certified Firefighter 1&2: Kansas (Tested)

• Certified Fire Service Instructor (Tested)

• Certified Hazardous Materials Technician (Tested)

• OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program (Tested)