PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INDUSTRY SERVICE:
Mechanical Code-Check Publication
Provided consulting, verification and editing services for the first edition of the Mechanical Code-Check, quick access flip chart.
Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors, Item-Writing Committee -
January 31, 2001 - February 2, 2002, Chicago Illinois.
Assisted in developing, reviewing and validation of multiple-choice questions for the National Home Inspectors Examination. I also assisted in the re-development and validation of the sample test available by means of the Internet.
"Fire Investigator" March 1997 – January 2000
Author of the F.I.R.E. Service “Fire Investigator” Training Manual and Power-Point Training Program. Development of the seventy-four page training manual and the six-hour power-point training program. The manual includes eighteen chapters and ninety-five color photographs.
"Home Inspector & the Fireplace" March 1997 - Current (Continuous Development)
Author of the F.I.R.E. Service “HI-01” Training Manual and Power-Point Training Program. Development of the eighty-eight page training manual and the eight-hour power-point training program. The manual includes twenty-three chapters and one hundred and twenty-three color photographs.
"F.I.R.E. Certified Inspector Program" March 1997 - Current (Continuous Development)
Principal Author of the F.I.R.E. Service Fireplace & Chimney Inspector Certification Training Manual, Power-Point Training Program, and Certification Exam. Development of the one hundred nineteen page training manual and the forty-eight hour power-point training program. The manual includes thirty-one chapters and one hundred and seventy-five color photographs. Also included within this program are the F.I.R.E. Certification Exam and four open book tests.
"F.I.R.E. Certification Exam" March 1997 – September 3, 2008
Principal Author of the Fireplace & Chimney Inspector Certification Exam. Development and ongoing updates of two versions of the one hundred and twenty-five question multiply choice exam. This exam is regularly updated based on the changes within the building codes and the industry standards. The task of managing and administering the F.I.R.E. Exam was accepted by the IAFCI Examination Board on September 3, 2008.
NCSG Technical Advisory Council 2001 - 2008
Served as a Technical Advisor for the National Chimney Sweep Guild. The categories listed were “Fireplace Investigation, Fire Investigation, and Litigation Support”. Reply to technical questions regarding the listed subject matter above by means of emails and/or phone calls.
"Fireplace & Chimney Facts" March 2004 - April 2004
Author of the “Fireplace & Chimney Facts” Training Manual and Power-Point Training Program. Development of the eighty-eight page training manual and the eight-hour power-point training program. The manual includes twenty-three chapters and one hundred and twenty-three color photographs.
“Advanced Consulting & Professional Witness (part one)” February 2004 – March 2005
Co-Author of the, CPW-101 Training Manual and Power-Point Training Program. Development of the forty-one page training manual and four-hour power-point training program.
“Advanced Consulting & Professional Witness (part two)” February 2004 – March 2005
Co-Author of the, CPW-102 Training Manual and Power-Point Training Program. Development of the twenty-six page training manual and four-hour power-point.
NFPA 211 Technical Committee November 14, 2005 – October 2011
Principal Member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Chimneys, Fireplaces, and Venting Systems for Heat-Producing Appliances.
International Association of Fireplace & Chimney Inspectors (IAFCI)
August 30, 2007 – Current
Founding Secretary of the International Association of Fireplace & Chimney Inspectors. This is an Organization designed to assist professional inspectors within the Hearth and Mechanical Industry. This Association was focused on education and professional performance.
UL Task Group February 27, 2008 – Current
Task Group under UL’s Standards Technical Panel (STP) for Solid Fuel Appliances (STP 127). The Task Group will be undertaking development proposals to UL 1482, Solid Fuel Type Room Heaters, particularly in the area of fireplace inserts.
“What Did I Miss?” Online Training Course, October 14, 2008 – Current
Author of the “What Did I Miss?” NFI He@rth Online Training Course. This course was developed and delivered for the Hearth Patio and Barbecue Education Foundation. This on-going 90 minute online training program will answer some important questions. The course objective was to understand common defects and their value, fire loss and how it may affect your business, how to reduce potential risks to your company, and professional direction for prevention.
"F.I.R.E. Certified Technician Program” February 2008 - Current (Continuous Development)
Lead Author and Senior Editor of the F.I.R.E. Service FCT -101 Certification / 96 page Training Manual, 1552 slide Power-Point Training Program, and the 100 question Certification Exam.
IAAI Fire & Arson Investigator Editorial Review Board, January 26, 2009 - 2011
Volunteer service to the International Association of Arson Investigators. Provide “Peer Review” of all hearth related articles submitted to IAAI for publication to the Fire & Arson Investigator Journal and or the Association website. This committee acts as a clearinghouse for peer-reviewed articles to be exchanged. Provide Peer review of other publications, video and or print, as requested by the Board of Directors providing a recommendation of findings.
Special Investigator and Educational Consultant for Orange County Fire Authority -
January 2011 - Present
Contacted with OCFA as a Special Investigator and subject matter expert on fireplaces, chimneys and venting products. These fire investigations are provided to assist OCFA in their Cause and Origin Investigations. Professional education is also provided to the OCFA Public Investigators.
NFPA 211 Technical Committee – October 2011 – Current
Chairman of the NFPA 211 Technical Committee on Chimneys, Fireplaces, and Venting Systems for Heat-Producing Appliances. This position includes but is not limited to the following; Head all Committee meetings, Assist in direction to all Task Groups and to make recommendations for changes to the Standard.
Fire Safety, Prevention & Suppression Manual & Live Training- November 5, 2011
Author and Presenter of the 7 page training manual and the hands-on live-burn training program. This was presented to the staff of Niños De Baja Orphanage in El Porvenir, Mexico.
Appointed to the CCAI Board of Directors. January 4, 2012 - Current
The current President of the California Conference of Arson Investigators, Bill Kilpatrick, contacted me and requested that I fill a vacated Director position for Brad Martin. I accepted on this date and will continue to serve the remainder of this term.
Chairman of the CCAI Technical Publication Review Committee.
March 25, 2012 – March 07, 2016
Chairman of the committee providing service to the California Conference of Arson Investigators. This service provides technical review of all articles submitted for publication within the CCAI quarterly magazine and website. As Chairman, the tasks include committee development, distribution of articles to the committee members, managing the review process, and contributing to the review and accuracy of these articles.
CCAI Board of Directors. January 4, 2012 - Current
The Members of the CCAI voted for my continued service for the next term at the general membership meeting held during the March Education Conference. I accepted this vote of confidence on this date and will continue to serve this Association.
Designated California State License Board Expert Consultant.
September 10, 2012 - Current
This position includes review of complaints, contract review, site investigation, product application assessment, code compliance, determination of standard of care and recommendations for appropriate remediation.
CCAI Ethical Practice & Grievance Committee. March 27, 2013 – March 2014
Appointed by current CCAI President Scotty Baker. This service included investigation of all ethic complaints and grievances for the California Conference of Arson Investigators.
CCAI Executive Board of Directors, 2nd Vice President. March 31, 2014 - Current
The Members of the CCAI voted for my new position as Second Vice President. This position will lead me into First VP followed by the President Position. I accepted this vote of confidence on this date and will continue to serve this Association.
NFPA 211 Coordination Task Group – May 14, 2014 – Current
The NFPA 211 Coordination Task Group was assembled at my request to review NFPA 211 and identify sections that overlap with NFPA 31 and NFPA 54 and make recommendations to move, revise, or extract material so that all three codes are harmonized or cross-referenced.
CCAI Executive Board of Directors, 1st Vice President. March 31, 2015 - Current
The Members of the CCAI voted for my new position as First Vice President. This position will lead me into the President Position in 2016. I accepted this vote of confidence on this date and will continue to serve this Association.