Meet John

John Morris


Certified Fire Investigator



John Morris is a retired ATF Special Agent Certified Fire Investigator. His expertise includes over 730 fire and explosion scene examinations and multiple instances of expert testimony in federal and state courts. John Morris was a Special Agent with ATF for over 26 years, serving more than half of that time as a fire and explosion investigator, and retiring as a Supervisory Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) in Phoenix, Arizona. 

During his ATF career, John was an ATF CFI, ATF Certified Explosive Specialist (CES) as well as a member of ATF's prestigious National Response Team. Among the hundreds of fire scenes investigated by John include many multi-million dollar losses, fires with multiple fatalities, and serial arson cases.


  • Westfield State College, Westfield, MA - Bachelor of Science (Criminal Justice/Accounting) 1988
  • Southern Main Community College/Certified Employee Training Program - Natural Gas/Propane Service Technician. Awarded December, 2008
  • Southern Maine Community College - Electricians Certificate Program. Awarded May, 2013

Licenses and Certifications

  • 2003-2015 Special Agent/Certified Fire Investigator (ATF SACFI)
  • 2010-Present IAAI Certified Fire Investigator, Certification # 60-052708
  • 1997-2015 Special Agent/Certified Explosives Specialist (ATF SACES) Certification # 97-45
  • 2002-Present International Society of Explosives Engineers, Certified Practical Blaster
  • 1999-Present EPA Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist
  • ‍2015-Present Asbestos Awareness - OSHA Category IV (Worker)
  • 2015-Present International Association of Special Investigation Unit (IASIU) Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI)

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Member, International Association of Arson Investigators (2002-Present)
  • Member, Maine Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators (2002-2013)
  • Member, Arizona Chapter International Association of Special Investigative Units (2014-Present)
  • Member, Arizona Claims Adjusters Association