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With over 30 years of experience in Forensic Engineering related to insurance losses, we offer a broad and comprehensive base of technical knowledge and analytical skills. We also have a network of trusted experts whom we employ to assist us when a loss requires skills outside our particular areas of expertise.

Bob Shirer

B.A.Sc., P.Eng., C.Eng.,

Bob is founder & President of R.J. Shirer & Associates. Since his graduation from the University of Toronto in 1983 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) degree he has worked as a Research Associate, a Field Engineer in the Waste Recovery Industry, and a Sales/Service Engineer in the Pulp & Paper Industry. Following that he has worked as Forensic Engineer and Manager, conducting Fire Investigations, Accident Reconstructions, Failure Analyses, and a variety of other forensic investigations for the insurance and legal industries.

Bob is a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and is also designated as a Consulting Engineer by the PEO. He is a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and is an active and contributing member to many industry-related professional groups, such as OSPE, CAFI, SFPE, NAFI, IAAI, CATIR, NAPARS, SAE International, Blue Goose Society, and various others. He also regularly attends training sessions and conferences to keep current with forensic investigation standards and techniques.

Bob has conducted seminars and training courses for various institutions and industry groups, as well as in-house seminars to professionals in the Insurance and Legal Industries. He has been admitted as an expert witness and offered opinion evidence as to the origin & cause of fires, accidents, and other technical matters in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Manitoba on 25 occasions.

Mobile: 416.460.4605 | Email: bob@rjshirer.com

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Phone: (416) 460-4605
Email: bob@rjshirer.com

84 Abilene Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M9A 2N7