Massachusetts

JAMES M. WELCH: IAAI-CFI – Methuen, MA

James Welch is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators. He has investigated hundreds of fires for both public and private agencies over his career. James spent over twenty-five years as a member of the Massachusetts State Police, seven of which were spent with the office of the State Fire Marshal. He has a degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College and has testified as an expert witness in both state and federal courts.

 

MICHAEL E. HENNESSY: IAAI-CFI // NAFI-CFEI, CVFI – Director of Professional Development & Senior Fire Analyst – Woburn, MA

Mike Hennessy is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. He has been with NEFCO Fire Investigations since 1995 and was the first fire official in Massachusetts to become certified as a fire investigator by the International Association of Arson Investigators. Mike has testified at criminal and civil trials and completed hundreds of fire investigations over the course of his career. He has an Associate of Science in Fire Science from Middlesex Community College.

 

BRUCE W. MACKAY: IAAI-CFI – Sutton, MA

Bruce MacKay is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators. He has over 25 years of experience in the fire service with the Holden Fire Department. He is a court-qualified expert witness in the determination of fire origin and cause. With over 30 years of experience in the HVAC field, Bruce also offers a wealth of knowledge regarding electrical, heating, refrigeration, and ventilation equipment. He holds a certification as a Universal Technician for refrigerant transition and recovery.

 

JOHN J. MULCAHY: Professional Engineer – Beverly, MA

John Mulcahy, PE, is an electrical forensic engineer who holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College. John is a licensed professional engineer. A court-qualified expert witness, he has over 30 years of experience in the engineering and fire investigation fields.

 

WILLIAM F. MCCARTHY: IAAI-CFI // Master Electrician – Boston, MA

William McCarthy is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. He is also a licensed Master Electrician in the State of Massachusetts. William has over 35 years of experience in the fire service with Boston Fire Department, currently serving as Lieutenant and Supervisor of the Fire Investigation Unit. He is also a certified Fire Investigator and Incident Safety Officer through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications.

 

SCOTT E. BORIS: NAFI-CFEI – Waterbury, CT

Scott Boris holds a master’s degree in fire science from the University of New Haven. An active lieutenant in the Bridgeport Fire Department, he is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. Scott is a court-qualified expert witness in the state of Connecticut, as well as an attendant of both the National Fire Academy and the International Association of Arson Investigators seminars.

 

WILLIAM G. BARABY: NAFI-CFEI, CVFI // Master Electrician – Lakes Region, NH

William Baraby is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. He retired as lieutenant and fire investigator from the Westport Fire Department in Massachusetts in 1999 after 21 years of service. He has served as an electrical investigator for the State Fire Marshal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a licensed Master Electrician in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. William is a court-qualified expert witness in federal, superior, and district courts.

 

SEAN G. REDDY: IAAI-CFI // NAFI-CFEI, CVFI – Providence, RI

Sean Reddy is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators as well as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. He has thirty years of experience in the fire service and recently retired after three decades with the City of Providence Fire Department.  During that time, Sean spent 7 years as the department’s senior arson investigator. Sean was a Task Force Officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and an certified Accelerant Detection K9 handler.  He also served as Rhode Island Assistant Deputy State Fire Marshal. Sean is a member of the National Association of Fire Investigators, the International Association of Arson Investigators, and the International Association of Fire Fighters.  He has been a court qualified expert in both state and federal court.

 

MICHAEL R. NOLAN: IAAI-CFI // NAFI-CVFI – Wakefield, RI

Michael Nolan currently serves as Vice President of Fire Operations for NEFCO. He earned his Criminal Justice degree at Roger Williams College and took additional coursework at the University of Rhode Island, leading to the successful completion of a two-semester course in Criminal Investigation and Scientific Evidence. In addition, Michael has participated in hundreds of hours of fire investigation training, which led to him becoming a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators, as well as a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. He has currently accumulated over 20 years of fire investigative experience between his law enforcement career and his work with NEFCO. Michael’s experience also includes volunteering as a firefighter with the Kingston Fire Department in Rhode Island and serving in the United States Army. He is also presently an instructor at the Institute of Fire Science.

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