Mr. Barrows is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI), a Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI), Associate in Claims (AIC), and a Fraud Claims Law Specialists (FCLS). Throughout his years of experience, Mr. Barrows has conducted or participated in more than 580 origin and cause investigations. He received formal training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Law Enforcement and Arson Investigation. He continued his training in Cause & Origin & Courtroom Techniques and Advanced Arson Investigative Techniques for the Insurance Industry provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Mr. Barrows began his career as a firefighter responding to fires, conducting suppression operations, and assisting with training. However, most of his professional career has been devoted to fire investigations in the public and private sectors. As a fire and special investigator, Mr. Barrows has investigated suspicious structure and vehicle fires and has conducted scene examinations, evidence collection, photo documentation, and follow-up investigations.
Mr. Barrows has been approved and accepted by the National Certification Board of the National Association of Fire investigators as a proctor for the CFEI examination. With U.S. Forensic, Mr. Barrows investigates the origin & cause of fires associated with residential and commercial structures as well as vehicle and equipment fires. He has qualified and testified in South Carolina State courts as an expert witness in fire origin and cause determination.FORENSIC SERVICES: Asbestos Detection, Environmental Evaluations, Fire Investigations