Travis C. Wilson

Fire Consultant / NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-CVFI, NAFI-CFII / Richmond


Mr. Wilson is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, and Certified Fire Investigator Instructor by the National Association of Fire Investigators. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigations. He has over 17 years of experience as a firefighter and is a National Registry Paramedic. Mr. Wilson is currently employed as a Fire Lieutenant for Chesterfield Fire and EMS, as well as a Fire Investigator at Rimkus Consulting Group.

Mr. Wilson has responded to hundreds of fires during his fire career. He began his tenure in the fire service as a volunteer in Boydton, Virginia. He remained a volunteer while attending Eastern Kentucky University. While attending Eastern Kentucky University, he attended multiple FDIC and NAFI conferences where he obtained Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, and Certified Fire Investigator Instructor. After college, he worked for Newport News Fire Department where he obtained National Registry Intermediate EMS certification and graduated from Tidewater Regional Fire Academy Class 110. Mr. Wilson began employment with Chesterfield Fire and EMS in 2008. During his career with Chesterfield, he has been assigned to four different engine companies as a Firefighter/Medic and two different engine companies as a Lieutenant/Medic. He obtained Fire Instructor 1 & 2, Officer 1 & 2, Firefighter 1 & 2 Instructor, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2015. He completed National Registry Paramedic in 2019. Mr. Wilson was an instructor for Chesterfield Fire and EMS where he assisted with teaching new recruits, as well and in-service training for all members of the organization. He has also held the role of Project Manager to replace the EMS bags for the entire department.

Education and Certifications

• Bachelor of Science in Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation from Eastern Kentucky University
• NAFI training conference and CVFI
• NAFI training conference and CFEI
• Fire Investigation for Fire Officers Certificate- CFI Trainer
• Principles of Fire Investigation Certificate- CFI Trainer
• How First Responders Impact the Fire Investigation- CFI Trainer
• Fire Investigation for Fire Officers- CFI Trainer
• Investigating Motor Vehicle Fires- CFI Trainer
• Insurance and the Fire Investigation- CFI Trainer
• Effective Investigation and Testimony- CFI Trainer
• Introduction to Evidence- CFI Trainer
• Fundamentals of Interviewing- CFI Trainer
• Residential Electrical Systems- CFI Trainer
• Residential Natural Gas Systems- CFI Trainer
• Writing the Initial Origin and Cause Report- CFI Trainer
• Physical Evidence at the Fire Scene- CFI Trainer
• Explosion Dynamics- CFI Trainer
• Fire Flow Analysis- CFI Trainer
• Understanding Undetermined- CFI Trainer
• Critical Evaluation and Testing of Commonly Reported Accidental Causes- CFI Trainer
• Fire Investigator Scene Safety- CFI Trainer
• Documenting the Event- CFI Trainer
• The Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigation- CFI Trainer
• Fire Chemistry- CFI Trainer
• Charting your Career Path in Fire Investigation- CFI Trainer
• NFPA 1033 and you Career- CFI Trainer
• Ethics and the Fire Investigator- CFI Trainer
• The Practical Application of the Relationship Between NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921- CFI Trainer
• National Registry Paramedic
• Metro Richmond Public Safety Leadership Academy
• Officer 1 and 2- VDFP
• Instructor 1 and 2- VDFP
• Firefighter 1 and 2- VDFP
• Hazard Materials Operations- VDFP
• Public Safety Response to Terrorism Awareness- VDFP
• Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness- VDFP
• Communicating with Children- VDFP
• Confined Space Rescue Awareness- VDFP
• Trench Rescue Awareness- VDFP
• Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations- VDFP
• Basic Pump Operations- VDFP
• Vehicle Rescue Awareness and Operations- VDFP
• Mayday, Firefighter Down 16-hour course- VDFP
• National Registry Intermediate
• Tidewater Regional Fire Academy Class 110