Robert Hernandez

Senior Consultant / CFI, CFEI / Miami


Mr. Hernandez has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science. His professional career included 34 years with the City of Miami Fire and Rescue Department. In that capacity he was involved in many different emergency service positions including Fire Fighter, Driver Engineer, Rescue Diver, Paramedic, Technical Rescue Team Officer, Station/Line Officer and Fire Investigation Unit Lieutenant.  As a Florida State Certified Fire Inspector he oversaw code compliance, new construction, public school inspections, crowd management, fire safety analysis, special events, safety management, commercial and industrial fire emergency operations and review of fire contingency plans.

Mr. Hernandez has completed and maintains state and national certifications as a Fire Investigator, Fire Inspector, Fire Officer, Paramedic and Private Investigator. As a member of Florida Task Force 2 (FLTF2), he maintains certifications and has extensive experience in Urban Search and Rescue including Structural Collapse, Confined Space and Vehicle Machinery Extrication.

As a member of the City of Miami Fire Investigation Unit, Mr. Hernandez investigated and determined the origin and cause of incidents involving vehicles, commercial and residential structures. He collaborated with multiple agencies including the State Fire Marshal, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), local police, insurance companies and legal agencies during large loss incidents.

Representative Engagements 

  • Residential and Commercial Fire Investigations
  • Large Loss and Industrial Fire Investigations
  • Vehicle and Heavy Equipment Fire Investigations
  • Arson Investigator
  • Origin and Cause Investigation
  • Fire Code interpretation and analysis
  • Fire fatality and burn victim investigation

Education and Registrations

  • A.S. Fire Science – Miami-Dade College
  • Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI)
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
  • Certified Fire Inspector
  • Certified Paramedic
  • Certified Vehicle, Machinery and Extrication Technician
  • Certified Confined Space Technician
  • Certified High Angle Rope Rescue Technician
  • Certified Structural Collapse Technician
  • Certified Rescue Diver
  • Certified Trench Rescue Technician