Pennsylvania

DAVID A. ROCK:  Professional Engineer – Philadelphia, PA

David A. Rock is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Dave holds a Pennsylvania professional engineer license and has over 10 years of experience in the design and schematics analysis of electro-mechanical and industrial systems as well as extensive facilities electrical engineering experience. He has served as a lead electrical design and project engineer covering multiple facilities supporting commercial, institutional, educational, and healthcare industries. Dave performs forensic engineering analysis on location and in laboratories. He performs destructive and nondestructive testing and analysis of electrical systems and components as needed in subrogation cases.

 

MICHAEL F. DRUSHEL: IAAI/CFI, NAFI/CFEI, NAFI/CVFI, Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Drushel 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 over 28 years of experience in the fire service, including over 20 years of examining fire scenes and determining areas of origin and causes of fires. He currently holds certifications as a Fire Investigator and a Fire Inspector I through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and is the 1st Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigators. Mike is an experienced expert witness in civil litigation cases.

 

THOMAS W. DOLAN: IAAI/CFI, – Harrisburg, PA
Thomas Dolan is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators. He is a Certified Fire Investigator I through the Office of the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner and a Certified Fire Investigator through the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications NFPA 1033. Thomas has over 20 years of experience in the fire service and has investigated more than 600 fires. He is currently a detective with the Carlisle Police Department and a case file reviewer for “cold fires.”

 

KEVIN THOMAS: NAFI/CFEI, CVFI – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Kevin is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. He is a Certified Fire Investigator by the State of Pennsylvania. Kevin has served as field instructor at the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy since 1980. At present he is the Fire Marshal in Larksville, PA and Plymouth, PA. He is also an Assistant to the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal in Larksville, PA. Kevin is a court qualified expert witness.

 

LISA BRENEMAN: IAAI/CFI,  NAFI/CFEI, CVFI – Lancaster, PA
Lisa Breneman is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators, as well as a Certified Evidence Collection Technician through the International Association of Arson Investigators. Lisa has over twenty years of experience in fire service, including roles as fire investigator in both the public and private sector. She is also a certified EMT and certified in HAZMAT Operations. Lisa is an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigators, and has held positions with the organization since 2006. She currently serves as their 1st Vice President. Lisa is also a member of the National Association of Fire Investigators, the International Association of Arson Investigators, and the International Code Council.

 

JOSEPH G. KOTORA SR.: IAAI/CFI,  NAFI/CFEI, CVFI, ASE Certified Mechanic – East Brunswick, NJ
Joseph Kotora 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. Joseph is an active fire marshal for the Borough of Helmetta, NJ. With over 25 years of experience in the fire service, Joseph has received multiple commendations at the state and local level. Joseph is also an ASE Certified Mechanic through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. He holds licenses as a fire inspector, housing code official, fire protection official, and inspector of hotels and multiple dwellings. Joseph earned his bachelor of science degree in Industrial Education at Trenton State College. He is also a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, the National Association of Fire Investigators, and the New Jersey State Fire Prevention Association.

 

WILLIAM E. RIEGER II: IAAI/CFI, NAFI/CFEI, – Woodbury, NJ (Philadelphia area) 
(servicing Philadelphia and the surrounding area)
Senior Fire Analyst William Rieger II is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. In addition to being a court-qualified expert witness, William was the Gloucester County Fire Marshal from 1989 until 2009. He was also the Gloucester County Fire Coordinator from 1989 until 2008, and is currently a senior instructor at the Gloucester County Fire Academy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Trenton State College. He is also a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the National Association of Fire Investigators.

 

HEATHER CATE: IAAI/CFI – Stewartstown, PA

Richard Peterson is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Arson Investigators. He is also a Certified Marine Investigator through the International Association of Marine Investigators. Rick has instructed numerous fire and electrical investigation courses as well as marine fire investigation courses throughout the State of Florida. Rick has over 20 years of professional experience in the investigation, analysis and determination of fire origin and cause involving structures, vehicles, heavy equipment, and marine craft. In addition to his experience as a private fire investigator, Rick has experience as an insurance adjuster, and is an expert witness in fire-related court proceedings. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Fire Investigation and a Minor in Law Enforcement.

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