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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard J. Keyworth  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1942 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Richard has been a life long resident of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Keyworth has dedicated the past 40 years to the fields of Fire Investigation, Fire Protection and Life Safety. He has been an Instructor in the field of Fire and Arson Investigation, as well as a Municipal and Private Fire Investigator. Mr. Keyworth has educated and trained literally thousands of individuals from all walks of life. He has been a noted lecturer and author, for many years. In his role as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at a local college he has motivated and educated thousands of students during his career. He is a retired officer from a suburban fire department which was home to the largest industrial park in the US. His level of experience and knowledge gained over more than 3 decades as an Inspector, Investigator, and Officer is legendary

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Richard is pleased to do book signinings as well as Public Speaking and Presentations on Life Safety, Emergency Planning, Fire Prevention, etc. and can be contacted at [] or at 630-776-0284.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Fires ... accidental or arson? :
ISBN: 9781432766887. OCLC Number: 705931222

Outskirts Press, Inc.,. .

Author Richard J. Keyworth's account of 14 of the innumerable fires he investigated will intrigue, inform and educate fellow firefighters and law enforcement professionals. Because fire is mystical at times and practical at others, this book will entrance the general public as well.