Tom Angst, CFI, CFEI

Fire Consultant
P.O. Box 18196
Cincinnati, OH 45218
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In 1989, Tom made a decision that would lead to a distinguished career and the professional fire investigator that he is today, he joined the ranks of the Hamilton, Ohio Fire Department. As a rookie he was assigned to an engine company where he learned the basic traits that established him as a dedicated firefighter. Tom attended paramedic school and promoted to the position of firefighter/paramedic in 1991 on one of the busiest medic units in Hamilton. Eight years later he would promote to the position of first driver where he developed a passion for fire investigation. In 2005, Tom was assigned to the fire prevention bureau as a fire/arson investigator where he attended the Ohio Peace Officers’ Training Academy and became a sworn law enforcement officer. During his tenure as a fire investigator, Tom would respond to fires within the Hamilton, Ohio area where he conducted origin and cause investigations and made arrests in those cases determined to be fraudulent or arson related. After retiring from the department in 2014, Tom joined the team at Jack Ward Fire Consultants where he works as a fire consultant conducting fire investigations in Ohio and elsewhere in the United States. Tom is court qualified as an expert in the field of fire origin and cause investigation, is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) through the International Association of Arson Investigators and is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators.