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Expert in Fire Investigation: All Types of Fires

Expert ID: 732017 California, USA

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Expert has investigated over 2,500 fires to date. He is licensed in California. He has three years' experience as a major city fire investigator and has 29 years' experience total in the fire service.

Expert has 21+ years' experience in the private sector. He has testified as an expert numerous times. He has been responsible for 18,000+ pieces of evidence in the past 21 years. He is recognized as a "fact finder, not a case maker."

Expert has reviewed numerous files for attorneys, federal and public defenders office, etc. concerning fire losses.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: California, all cities - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Associate of Arts Subject: Fire Technology Institution: American River College, Sacramento, CA
Year: 2018 Degree: CV on request Subject: Fire Investigations Institution: John Miller Investigations, Inc.

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1998 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Private Fire Investigator Responsibilities: Expert's eponymous firm offers fire investigations, evidence collection, and storage. The company also serves as an examination facility.
Years: 1980 to 2000 Employer: City of Sacramento Title: Fire Investigator, Captain Department: Fire Department Responsibilities: Expert served the City of Sacramento as Firefighter, Fire Investigator, and Captain for several decades.
Years: 1977 to 1979 Employer: U.S. Air Force Title: Firefighter Department: McClellan Air Force Base Responsibilities: Expert was a civilian firefighter with the U.S. Air Force for several years.
Years: 1972 to 1976 Employer: Air Force-Fire Dept. Title: Crew Chief, Firefighter, Dispatcher Department: Responsibilities: Expert served in the U.S. Air Force as Firefighter, Crew Chief, Dispatcher, and Supervisor of extinguisher maintenance. Also served in Kunsan, Korea Air Force Base as a firefighter and dispatcher.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
1. International Association of Arson Investigators.
2. National Association of Arson Investigators.1. 3. Northern California Fraud Investigators Association.
3. California Conference of Arson Investigators.
4. Northern California Fraud Investigators Association.

Licenses / Certifications
1. CERTIFIED FIRE INVESTIGATOR-International Assoc. of Arson Investigators.
2. CERTIFIED FIRE & EXPLOSION INVESTIGATOR-National Assoc. of Fire Investigators.
3. CERTIFIED VEHICLE FIRE INVESTIGATOR-National Assoc. of Fire Investigators.
4. CERTIFIED EVIDENCE COLLECTION TECHNICIAN-International Assoc. of Arson Investigators.
4.CERTIFIED FIRE INVESTIGATOR- State of Calif. Fire Marshals Office
6. California Private Investigators License.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has testified in several trials as an expert. In 2017 only defense expert for a major insurance company being sued for 1.6 million dollars. Received a unanimous decision in our favor. Plaintiff received 0.
He has participated in numerous depositions, including federal.
Training / Seminars
Too much to list. CV upon request.

Fields of Expertise

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