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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard J. Keyworth  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1942 in Chicago, Illinois


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

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