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Senior Fire & Explosion Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

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A Certified Fire Investigator through the IAAI, NAFI, and the State of Pennsylvania, with 19-years’ combined experience conducting Fire Origin and Cause, as well as explosion investigations, within both the public and private sectors. He also has over 30-years’ experience in the fire services.

As a Pennsylvania State Trooper, hewas assigned to the position of Deputy State Police Fire Marshal in Chester and Delaware counties, where he conducted fire and criminal investigations.

He has personally conducted over 2,000 fire and explosion investigations within both the public and private sectors. He has also personally worked or supervised several large fire and explosion investigations, which included industrial complexes, power/energy plants and commercial and residential structures. Additionally, he has experience in handling fraud and liability losses, with emphasis in subrogation identification. This expert has extensive teaching experience in the field of fire and explosion investigations. Since 2006, he has been on the faculty at Drexel University in Philadelphia, instructing the “Arson & Explosive Analysis ” class in the Masters of Forensic Science program. During this class, numerous live burns of motor vehicles and products have been completed.

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Senior Fire & Explosion Consultant

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Areas of Expertise

    Fire Investigation

Education

  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • State Trooper
  • PA Act 120 Certification / AAS - Criminal Justice

Licenses/Certifications

  • New York - Private Investigator
  • NAFI - National Association of Fire Investigators - CFEI
  • National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (NBFSPQ) - CFI
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - FI
  • OSHA - Certified Hazardous Material Technician
  • Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner's Office - CFI
  • IAAI - International Association of Arson Investigators - CFI
  • Connecticut - Private Investigator
  • Washington D.C. - Private Investigator
  • Pennsylvania - Private Investigator

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