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After college at EWU Mr. Scott served in naval aviation aboard an attack carrier in the south China sea and has logged over 2,500 flight hours. Ron still owns his own plane and fly’s actively and is current as a muti-engine and instrument pilot. After honorably serving our county Mr. Scott took a position with Boeing aircraft. Then took a position with C&C attending their special investigation and claims school in Atlanta, Georgia, then on to ITT-Hartford Insurance eventually moving up to Claims Manager. Growing up in the Northwest Ron worked in his fathers mechanical shop working on vehicles, farm equipment heavy equipment, marine boats and motors. While still working full time Ron found time to build and race cars. Ron has investigated over 12,000 claims and cases and is considered an expert in product mechanical failures and forensic evidence consulting dealing with fires. Ron Is a member of IAAI, NAFI, AOPA, and past memberships and training with various investigations associations. In the last ten years with JSI Ron has specialized in fire origin and cause cases as a CFI with on going courses through IAAI. Ron handles all heavy equipment, trucks, vehicles, boats, aircraft losses and special project investigations dealing with legal and subrogation issues. Ron has testified as an expert on the West Coast dealing with products liability subrogation issues. Ron has also written articles on fuel system failures and management.

Ron has investigated numinous aircraft accidents as a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators in determining civil liability for in flight fires and cause factors. I have built trial mock ups for jury displays, such as cutting into pieces and reassembling in the court room vehicles, equipment, boats, aircraft parts and electrical parts mounted and made operational for evidence displays. These cases number over a hundred and all were successful in verdict and or settlement.

After Military Service, Ron went to work for Boeing Aircraft in Renton, Washington working on the 747 projects in aircraft tool design. He left Boeing and took a job in the Seattle area as a Police Officer and then to Crawford and Company Insurance Adjusters and Investigators, attending their school in Atlanta, Georgia. Ron left CC to accept a position with ITT-Hartford Insurance as a senior claims supervisor, then as claims manager in charge of Northern California. He attend law school at Lincoln University for two years while working as a civil investigator for a major trial law firm and continued with this firm for 12 years. Ron also, formed a company of experts and Investigators in product liability failures doing testing and investigating causes, including forensics in mechanical, electrical and electronic failures. In 2007,he joined the JSI Investigations, Inc team with emphasis on fire causes in the mechanical and electrical fires. We have a full working lab and storage facility for all evidence of any size for trial.



Electrical Engineer

B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho

- Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc. – Hayden, ID
- Energy Products of Idaho – Coeur d’Alene, ID
- RAHCO, Inc. – Spokane, WA • Power Engineers, Inc. – Hailey, ID
The Industrial Company (now Kiewit) – Steamboat Springs, CO

As an independent Electrical Engineering consultant and expert witness, Amber has provide claims investigations, litigation support and expert opinions to attorneys, insurance companies, fire investigators, and private parties for evaluation and analysis of electrical systems, components and products. Amber has 15 years of engineering experience including supervision of electrical design work for commercial, municipal, industrial, and governmental projects including: medium-voltage up to 115 kV, 480Y/277V, and 208Y/120V power distribution systems; switchgear; motor control centers (MCCs); dry-type and liquid-immersed transformers; motors; office lighting systems; telecom systems; lightning protection systems; and grounding systems. Amber is also well-versed with the National Electrical Code (NEC), the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and has a substantial amount of direct field and inspection experience.



Gas and Explosion and Fire Expert

Completed over 30 courses on gas distribution, odorization, appliance controls, gas regulator repair, code updates, commercial and industrial codes, repairs and inspections. Certified by the City of Spokane as a licensed commercial industrial gas fitter. Robert assisted with developing company and industry training programs related to natural gas and propane, assisted with developing and updating the company gas standards and gas serviceman manuals, worked with cities, counties and states in Washington, Idaho and Oregon on developing state mechanical gas codes and compliance, conducted audits complying with the rules and regulations of the Office of Pipeline Safety (Parts 191-192) using an in-house inspection form I, conducted investigations on 90% of all natural gas incidents at WWP/Avista, relating to an emergency situation, review and update company safety brochures on an annual basis.

City of Spokane Board of Examiners: Responsible for testing applicants applying for a Heating Mechanic I or Heating Mechanic II Commercial License for natural gas, propane and #2 heating oil. Robert has served in this position for the past 29 years.

Inland Northwest Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Association (HVAC) (formerly Inland Empire Natural Gas Association): Continues to serve on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Presently chairs the technical committee. Responsible for development, implementation and monitoring of the training programs. 25 year member. Served as president of the association in 1995.

Pacific Coast Gas Association (PCGA): Represented WWP by serving on the Codes & Ordinances committee. We put on two to three day meetings each year. Our responsibilities cover mechanical and gas code development, UMC, UBC, UPC, NFPA-54 National Gas Codes, National Safety Development, DOT-Office of Pipeline Safety Codes.

National and Local Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE): 2 year member of this organization and WWP representative responsible for helping in the development of national standards and code compliance in local cities and counties in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Served as president of the local chapter in 1987.

North Idaho Code Enforcers Association: 10 year member with regular attendance to monthly meetings.

North Idaho College: 12 year HVAC advisory committee member.



John Scrivner is a BA graduate from Gonzaga University, along with being designated as a CFEI, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, ARM, Associate of Risk Management, RPA, Registered Professional Adjuster and, PI a Licensed Private Investigator in Washington and Montana.

John has more than 40 years of experience between being a Regional Claims Manager for a large National Insurance Carrier, and a Senior Claims Representative and Investigator for the utility industry customers in a four state area for Avista Utilities. Along with extensive training relative to electric, gas, and incendiary fires, he has performed numerous investigations on fire origin and cause of residential, commercial, vehicle, and wild land fires. John has collected evidence, conducted witness interviews, secured photo documentation, and prepared hundreds of reports and Affidavit write ups for fire litigation cases.

John has clocked over 500 hours of specialized fire origin and cause training, and documented over 670 investigations for fire and origin. Mr. Scrivner has conducted a variety of investigations nationwide in regards to fire and cause, and is a court approved fire expert in over 8 States and in Federal Court.



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