W. Timothy Spradlin

Fire Consultant / CFI, CFEI, CVFI / Columbus


Mr. Spradlin is an IAAI Certified Fire Investigator, a NAFI Certified Fire Explosion Investigator, and NAFI Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator.  He is also certified in the State of Ohio as a Police Officer and Basic Police Academy Instructor.  

He has over 35 years’ experience in public safety, firefighting, law enforcement, and investigation. Mr. Spradlin also served in the U.S. Air Force, where he served four years active duty and 26 years in the Reserve in crash-fire-rescue, engineering and military police. He retired in 2008 as a Senior Master Sergeant/First Sergeant (E8). He is a combat veteran of two deployments to Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, receiving the Bronze Star Medal from the U.S. Army in 2007 for combat meritorious service. 

Education and Certifications

  • Fire Science Technology, A.A.: Air University CCAF)
  • Human Resource Management, A.A.: Air University CCAF
  • Organizational Management, B.S.: Wilberforce University
  • Certified Fire Investigator (CFI): International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Certified Fire Explosion Investigator (CFEI): National Association of Fire Investigators
  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CFI(V)): National Association of Fire Investigators
  • Certified Equine Specialist: Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)