Steve Chapman and Cinder

Steve Chapman and Cinder


Steve Chapman

Steve Chapman spent 18 years working in the Fire Marshal’s Office and now works as a private fire investigator/code consultant since 2009. He is a Certified Fire Investigator with the IAAI, a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator with NAFI. Mr. Chapman is also a Certified Master Fire Investigator and Inspector with the Texas Fire Commission and International Fire Code Plans Examiner.

He has been an instructor in numerous fire/arson investigation and fire prevention/code inspection classes throughout the years. He has over 20 years of experience and extensive training with fire/arson investigations, fire code inspections, plan review and compliance. He is a Certified Fire K9 handler and has an active Accelerant Detection K9 Team.

Mr. Chapman is a retired law enforcement officer and was assigned to the arson division with 15 years of police service. He also has a firefighting background with over 28 years of continuous service and currently is active with a local fire department in the North Houston area.

He currently owns and operates S.C. Fire Consulting, Inc. serving Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma as a private fire investigation/code analysis consulting firm, based out of Houston, Texas. S.C. Fire Consulting is a preferred fire code consulting company for the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office and has been for the past six years. 

Certifications held:

  • IAAI - Evidence Collection Technician
  • International Association of Arson Investigators (Certified Fire Investigator)
  • International Certified Fire Inspector II
  • International Certified Hazard Materials Awareness & Operations 
  • International Certified Level II Fire Officer
  • International Certified Plans Examiner
  • National Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator
  • National Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator
  • Texas Certified Driver/Operator 
  • Texas Certified Emergency Medical Technician 
  • Texas Fire Level II Instructor 
  • Texas Certified Head of Prevention and Suppression 
  • Texas Master Certified Fire Inspector
  • Texas Master Fire Investigator
  • Texas Master Firefighter
  • Texas Peace Officer


  • Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigations
  • Fire and Arson Investigation
  • Fire Dynamics and Fire Modeling
  • Fire Inspection Principles
  • Forensic Evidence Collection for Arson
  • Interview & Interrogation/Courtroom Testimony 
  • Plan Review for Inspectors
  • Principles of Fire Protection Structures and Systems
  • Strategic Analysis of Community Risk Reduction

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