Certified Fire Explosion Investigator Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Certified Fire, Explosion Investigator, Certified Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Cause, Origin Investigator, Fire Instructor, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Alarm, Detection Systems, Hazardous Materials, Airfield Safety Office,fire alarm response


Professional Experience

July 20, 2010- Present
Investigations
California
Owner/Operator-Fire Cause and Origin Investigator

September 22, 2008 – March 31, 2010
Contract Consultant 4/1/10-7/20/10
PT&C Forensic Consulting Services, P.A.
Folsom, California
Senior Fire & Explosion Consultant

September 28, 2005 – September 20, 2008
CNC Resources
Mobile, Alabama
CAT Insurance Adjustor-On Call As Needed

June 18, 2004 – September 20, 2008
CA Security Training Academy
Sacramento, California
Fire Instructor

February 13, 1996 – November 11, 2003
Wilton Fire Protection District
Wilton, California
Volunteer Firefighter/Assistant Fire Marshal

February 11, 1986 – September 18, 2005
Sacramento Fire Department
Sacramento, California
Fire Prevention Officer II (Retired)

Fire Scene Experience

Expert No. 3633 has personally worked more than 100 fire and explosion investigations.

Education

2006
California State University Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies/Broadcasting

2003
Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services
Sacramento, California Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

1998
CA Office of the State Fire Marshal
Sacramento, California
Fire Instructor 1A, 1B

1997
CA Office of the State Fire Marshal
Sacramento, California
Fire Investigation 1A, 1B

1997
University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Fire Dynamics and Smoke Control

1996
University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Fire Alarm and Detection Systems

1996
University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Building for Hazardous Materials

1995
University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Life Safety Factors in Building Interiors

1995
University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Fire Resistive Building Design

1995
University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Fire Protection and Fire Suppression Systems

1989
CA Office of the State Fire Marshal
Sacramento, California
Fire Prevention 1A, 1B, 1C

Training

1997-2010
Calif. Conference of Arson Investigators
Seaside, California, Sacrament, CA
Fire and Arson Investigations
160 hours

2004
Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center
Sacramento, California
Code Enforcement Officer
40 hours

2004
Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center
Sacramento, California
Code Enforcement Officer Advanced
40 hours

2004
US Department of Homeland Security
California Security Training Academy
Sacramento, California
Airfield Safety Officer
24 hours

2004
US Department of Homeland Security
California Security Training Academy
Sacramento, California
Campus Safety and School Officer
24 hours
2004
US Department of Homeland Security
California Security Training Academy
Sacramento, California
Counter Terrorism- What’s Next
16 hours

2004
California Department of Justice, Narcotics
California Security Training Academy
Sacramento, California
Street Gangs in America, Youth Offender
8 hours

2004
US Department of Homeland Security
California Security Training Academy
Sacramento, California
Federal Laws and Regulations, Crimes/Procedures Weapons of Mass Destruction
16 hours

2004
Sacramento County of Emergency Services
Folsom Fire Department, EMS Div.
Sacramento, California
Columbine HS Shootings, Penetrating Trauma/ MCI
6 hours

1998 – 2004
The Continuing Challenge Workshop
The Sacramento Fire Department
Sacramento, California
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
72 hours

2002
Sacramento Regional Driver Training Authority
Sacramento, California
Defensive Driver for Civilian Personnel
8 hours

2000
Sacramento Regional Arson Task Force
Roseville, California
Current Trends in FI – NFPA 921
8 hours

2000
Sentrol Fire Alarm Company
Sacramento, California
National Fire Alarm Standard NFPA 72      2 hours

2000
CA Office of the State Fire Marshal
Sacramento, California
Fireworks Laws/Regs for Public Displays
8 hours

1998
County of Sacramento District Attorney
Sacramento, California
Crime Scene Processing
3 hours

1998
California State Fire Marshal
Sacramento, California
Incident Command System 200
16 hours

1998
California State Fire Marshal
Sacramento, California
Incident Command System 300
24 hours

1997
Bay Alarm CO/CSAA Inc.
Sacramento, California
Fire Alarm System/Central Station Alarms
8 hours

1996
California State Fire Marshal
Auburn, California
Motion Picture/Television Safety Officer
16 hours

1996
Wilton Fire Protection District
Wilton, California
Basic Fire Fighting Practices
64 hours

1994
CA State Fire Marshal
Sacramento, California
Pyrotechnics and Explosives Workshop
16 hours

Court Qualifications

2010
Expert Witness: Fire Causation
California Conference of Arson Investigators
IAAI-Expert Witness Testimony Course

Certifications

June 2011
International Association of Arson Investigators
Certified Fire Investigator

2009
National Association of Fire Investigators
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator

2007
Network Environmental Systems, Inc.
40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER)

2003
CA State Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention Officer

2003
Emergency Management Institute
Multi-hazard Emergency Planning for Schools -Trainer

1997
University of California, Davis
Fire Protection Engineering

1994
American River College
Fire Technology

1987
Northern California Criminal Justice
PC 832 Arrest Search and Seizure

Professional Organizations

2011
International Association of Arson Investigators

2009
National Association of Fire Investigators

Since 1997
California Conference of Arson Investigators

1997 – 2002
Sacramento Regional Arson Task Force

Guest Lecturer / Instructor

2004
Sacramento Regional Mass Casualty Deacon Drill
Terrorist Early Warning Group – WMD
Sacramento CA Regional Fire and Police Training Center
Instructor/Lecturer

Groups

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