Jon Lodge, CFI

Fire Consultant/Fire Codes Expert
P.O. Box 772196
Orlando, FL 32877
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Jon Lodge began his career in 2006 as a police officer in Colorado for the City of Brighton Police Department. In 2014, he continued his public safety career as a firefighter with the South Adams County Fire Department (SACFD) in Commerce City, Colorado. By the next year, he moved up the ranks to Fire Prevention Officer with SACFD. In 2019, Jon’s passion for fire investigation took him to the City of Casa Grande Fire Department in Arizona. While in Arizona, Jon had the unique opportunity to also work for the Gila River Fire Department as a Senior Fire Investigator and Inspector, protecting the Gila River Indian Community. Throughout Jon’s fire career, he has been responsible for origin and cause investigations, where he assisted federal, state and local law enforcement in criminal arson investigations. After nearly a decade of success and experience in the fire investigation industry, Jon has investigated over 500 fires and has earned several certifications. He has also conducted thousands of plan examinations and inspections of all phases of construction, where he provided technical fire code interpretation. Jon is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) and Evidence Collection Technician (ECT) through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), and also a Certified Fire Plans Examiner and Fire Inspector II through the International Code Council (ICC). Over the past 6 years, Jon has also been an instructor numerous times, including at the Colorado Chapter of the IAAI Annual Conferences in 2017, 2018, and 2021, the Arizona Chapter IAAI in 2021 and 2022, the Commerce City Youth Police Academy, the SACFD Academy, and the North Area Fire Academy in Colorado. In 2023, Jon joined the Jack Ward Fire Consultants team as a CFI/Consultant based in Orlando, Florida.