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Professional Qualifications


  • Over 50,000 billed Forensic Engineering hours

  • 35 Years of Forensic Experience

  • 3,000 Independent Investigations

  • Has Taught over 100 Fire Seminars

​Some investigators are great at processing the scene, some are great at the laboratory examinations and analysis, while others are best at testifying and using displays. Mr. Harris saves his clients time and money with his superior expertise in all three.  His wide-ranging experience in origin & cause, propane, natural gas, appliances, electrical systems, carbon monoxide, combustion and chimneys, chemistry and more ensure that he can complete the entire investigation for a quick and accurate resolution.


  • 1500 Building Fires

  • 350 Oil/Gas Well explosions

  • 400 Building Explosions

  • 500 Vehicle Fires

  • 300 Heavy Equipment/Tractor Fires Fires

  • 100 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incidents

  • 800 Laboratory Examinations and Testing


B.S. Chemical Engineering

1982 State University of New York at Buffalo

Graduate Studies in Materials Science

1984 University of Utah

Fire Science

Red Rocks Community College

Arson Investigation

Red Rocks Community College

Chemistry of Explosives

Metro State College

Fire Seminars 

Over 300 Hours





Randolph J. Harris 

Fire Investigator

Forensic Scientist

Explosion Expert

Carbon Monoxide Expert

Expert Testimony

  • 92 Appearances Expert Courtroom Testimony

  • 130 Depositions

  • Has testified in State, Federal and County courts.

  • Always accepted as an expert.


  • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator -NAFI

  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator -NAFI

  • Certified Chimney Inspector - F.I.R.E. Associates

  • Certified Propane Handler -PERC

  • Certified Tribometrist

  • Carbon Monoxide Expert.

Professional Affiliations

National Fire Protection Association

International Association of Arson Investigators

National Association of Fire Investigators.

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