Fire Cause/Origin Investigations Expert 531446 MN


Expertise Description

I have over 10 years experience working in fire cause and origin investigations. I have a focus in scene examination; determining area of origin and ignition sequence; interpretation of fire damage and fire patterns; fire debris removal and analysis; area of origin reconstruction; the impact on fire ignition and growth; arc mapping analysis; documenting the scene; evidence recognition, preservation, collection, preservation, and chain of custody; marine vessels; wild lands; oil wells; semi-trucks; fatality fires; grain elevators; agricultural machinery; and both commercial and residential buildings. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for more than a decade as a fire cause and origin investigations expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Forensics National University – San Diego CA
B.S. Sociology University of New York – Albany NY

Licenses Certifications

International Association of Arson Investigators, Certified Fire Investigator
International Association of Arson Investigators, Certified Evidence Collection Technician
National Association of Fire Investigators, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator NAFI-CFEI
National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualification, Fire Investigator
State of Arizona, Private Investigator

Awards & Affiliation

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
International Fire Investigation Research Institute (IFIRI)
St. Louis Park Police Advisory Commission
Fargo-Moorhead Claims Association

Primary Affiliation

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)



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