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Certified Fire Explosive Investigator, Certified Fire Investigator Technician, Court Certified Expert Fire Cause and Origin Witness, Arson Investigator, Vehicle Fire Investigation,

Expert Witness No. 337

 

 

PRESENT STATUS:

Adams County Fire Department- Firefighter/Supervising Investigator 

 

EDUCATION:

  • National Fire Academy Origin and Cause Investigation program. (2012)
  • Firefighter Academy, Southwest Adams County Fire Department. (2000)
  • EMT Academy, Thompson Valley EMS, Colorado (1996)
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic/Firefighter, United States Navy (1984-1990)
  • Berthoud High School, Berthoud, Colorado (1984)

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • International Association of Arson Investigators Colorado Chapter (CIAAI)- District 3 representative
  • International Association of Fire Investigators (IAFI)
  • North Area Investigators group

 

EXPERT QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certified fire and Explosive Investigator (CFEI)
  • Certified Fire Investigator Technician (CFI-FIT)
  • Court Certified Expert Fire Cause and Origin Witness (National Fire Academy, 2011)
  • Court Certified Expert Fire Cause and Origin Witness (Colorado VS Espinoza)

 

COURSE AND SEMINARS:

  • New Fire/Arson Investigator Academy (35 hrs.)
  • Vehicle Fire Investigation PATC (20 hrs.)
  • Forensic Digital Fire Scene Photography PATC (8 hrs.)
  • Arson Case management PATC (24 hrs.)
  • Interview and Interrogation PATC (16 hrs.)
  • Courtroom Testimony PATC (20 hrs.)
  • National Fire Academy Fire/Arson Origin & Cause Investigations (80 hrs.)
  • CFITrainer.net tested courses (99 hrs.)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (7 hrs.)
  • CIAAI 2013 Annual Training Conference (20 hrs.)
  • CIAAI 2014 Annual Training Conference (20 hrs.)
  • CIAAI 2015 Annual Training Conference (20 hrs.)
  • The Reid Technique Investigative Interviewing & Advanced Interrogation (June 2015) (24 hrs.)
  • CIAAI 2016 Annual Training Conference (20 hrs.)

 

Other Certifications:

  • State certified class B driver's license.
  • Firefighter I, II. EMT, Driver Operator pumper
  • HazMat ops and awareness

 

AWARDS:

  • Firefighter of the year (2008 – 2009)
  • Life Saver Award (2012)
  • Life Saver Award (2014)
  • Life Saver Award (2015)
  • CIAAI Recognition for Investigation Excellence (2015)
  • Life Saver Award (2016)
  • Distinguish Service Medal (2016)
  • Colorado IAAI Chapter District 3 Representative (2016)

 

EMPLOYMENT:

  • Adams County Fire Department. Denver Colorado. Fire fighter/Supervising Fire/Arson Investigator. (2014 – Present)
  • Southwest Adams County Fire Department. Denver Colorado. Firefighter/Fire, Supervising Fire/Arson Investigator. (2003 – 2014)
  • Western Engineering and forensics, Denver, Colorado. Fire origin and cause Investigator. (2013 – 2014)
  • American Medical Response, Denver, Colorado. EMT on an ALS ambulance. (1996 – 2003)
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