Lawrence (Larry) Canary, IFSAC-CFI, CFEI, FCLS is the Vice President – West Region Manager of the Fire & Explosion Division of Envista Forensics.
He has over 30 years of fire investigation experience and has personally conducted or supervised over 1,600 fire investigations globally. He holds degrees in Fire Science, Criminal Justice and Instructor of Technology & Military Science.
Mr. Canary retired from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (Commissioned Federal Agent) and later served as the Supervisor of the King County Fire/Arson Investigation Unit (Special Commission) as well as the Accelerant Detection Canine Handler.
He has testified as an expert in fire and explosion investigations in both state and military federal courts.
Mr. Canary’s experience includes large/complex loss management and investigations that have involved long duration deployments and team responses.
Examples of Mr. Canary’s experience include functioning as the Manager of the largest CAT response for investigations at the California wildfires. He was also the Lead Investigator in multiple large/complex explosion and/or fire losses involving an oil pug mill refinery, multi-residential domestic and overseas complexes, a commercial fish oil production facility, commercial chicken house complexes, a stateside correctional facility, an alternative fuels distribution plant, large educational and retail facilities, battery warehousing as well as multiple fatality incidents. Mr. Canary also conducted a fire origin and cause investigation onboard the USS Independence which resulted in damages in excess of $100M.