Donovan Ryan

Donovan Ryan

CFEI, CCFI-C, MIAAI | Forensic Investigator

Specialties: Fire & Explosion

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Office : Ottawa

Phone : 613 234-1668

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Donovan Ryan joined the Fire & Explosion team at CEP Ottawa in October of 2018. Donovan has over 37 years of fire and emergency services experience both in Canada and overseas, and carries numerous Canadian and International certifications, including CFEI, CCFI-C, IFSAC and ProBoard.



As a Forensic Investigator, Donovan Ryan conducts site investigations to determine the origin and cause of fires/explosions and prepares investigation reports. 


  • Fire Engineering, Life Safety
  • Structures, systems, processes, interfaces
  • Industrial facilities and risk management, including oil and gas
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities, processes, operations
  • Marine and shipping facilities and infrastructure
  • Rail/LRT design, operations
  • Modeling:  evacuation, pedestrian flow, CFD, smoke
  • Quantitative & qualitative risk assessment
  • Fire & Explosion 
  • Origin and cause
  • Fire pattern analysis
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Codes and Standards
  • Compliance and interpretation of Building and Fire Codes, referenced standards
  • Facility compliance assessments
  • Alternative solutions; performance based design/compliance
  • Fire and Emergency Services Management
  • Emergency management:  mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery
  • Training/assessments/audits of emergency organizations and responders
  • Multidisciplinary Investigation Management