The International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Advanced Arson Investigation Techniques for the Insurance Industry
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Mary Galvin
David Gautreau
Glenn Gibson
Jason McPherson
David W. Moore
Chad J. Stepan
Scott Stryer
Mark A. Teufert
Joe Toscano
Robert K. Toth
Michael A. Vergon
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Complex Fire Investigation for the Insurance Industry

Instructor Profiles

Senior Fire Consultant, Director of Business Development
Jack Ward Fire Consultants

  • Forty year career involving many aspects of the fire investigation profession.
  • Retired after twenty year law enforcement career as Police Inspector Division of Criminal Justice, State of Connecticut, Arson Control & Assistance Program
  • Ten year career with global re-insurance company retiring as VP claims division
  • Served as a Fire Investigation & Litigation Support Specialist with Chilworth Technology
  • Former member of NFPA 921 & 1033 Technical Committee's
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Committee for Arson Control (ICAC)
  • Long standing member of IAAI Training and Education, CFITrainer.Net® and FISC committee's
  • Pioneered the utilization of K-9's as a tool in the investigation of fires
  • Recognized as an expert witness in both State and Federal Courts
  • Member of the development team of several training initiatives including Motive Means & Opportunity, interFIRE and CFITrainer.Net®
  • Conducted hundreds of lectures across the United States and in twelve other countries around the world including Canada, UK, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Spain, Chile, Panama, Taiwan and Holland

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