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JT Collier is co-founder of Western States Fire Investigations an Arizona licensed private investigations firm specializing in origin and cause investigations of fire and arson. JT holds a Bachelors of Science in Public Safety Administration, is a Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) through the International Association of Arson Investigators and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI-CFEI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators. In 2014 JT achieved the prestigious Member Grade (MIFireE) in the Institution of Fire Engineers.

JT is also a Certified Instructor (IAAI-CI) and Certified Evidence Collection Technician (IAAI-ECT) through the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Western States Fire Investigations
835 W Warner Road Suite 101-460
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Main Phone:  480-442-3473


With more than 25 years in the fire service JT has held the positions of firefighter/paramedic, engineer, hazardous materials technician, and toxicology paramedic. For over the past 10 years he has been a deputy fire marshal responsible for fire/arson investigation and hazardous materials inspection. 

JT has instructed in the Maricopa Community College District for 14 years teaching fire investigations, hazardous materials first responder, paramedic and emergency medical technician. He has taught at the Arizona State Fire School 2 years, teaching engine company fire investigations.

As a prior chair of the education committee of the Arizona Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators he has overseen the education of numerous fire investigators. He has served as a mentor and instructor in the chapter training series. JT has previously served as the President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Board Member, Communications Chair, Store Chair,, and the Education and Training Chair of the chapter.

JT has over 800 hundred hours of specialized education related to fire/arson investigations. He has been taught by the best the industry has to offer including the National Fire Academy and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

A full Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.

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