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Welcome to Tetra Investigations

Investigator - Private Sector:

  • Owner and operator of Tetra Investigations
  • Licensed Private Detective, Commonwealth of Massachusetts & States of Connecticut & New Hampshire
  • Investigates fires and explosions for major insurance companies, independent insurance adjusters and law firms specializing in subrogation
  • Leads teams of Fire Investigators and Engineers for large loss fire investigations
  • Travels throughout New England to investigate and document all types of fire loss, preparing reports and collecting evidence
  • Interviews State Fire Marshals, witnesses, and suspects – recording and documenting interviews

Investigator - Public Sector:

  • City of Springfield, Massachusetts Fire Department / Arson & Bomb Squad – 15 years
  • Qualified expert witness
  • Investigated structure fires, vehicle fires, bomb threats and hazardous materials incidents
  • Surveillance of suspected targets of arson
  • Worked directly with Springfield Police Department Arson Squad
  • Aided insurance investigators, State Fire Marshall and area law offices
  • Investigation of both accidental and incendiary fires determining origin and cause
  • Collected evidence, documented fire scene with photographs, diagrams and provided reports

Firefighter/Officer:

  • Lieutenant, Springfield, Massachusetts Fire Department
  • Springfield firefighter - September 12, 1977 to 2003 (retired)
  • Expert in fire response and suppression within full time, large city fire department
  • Supervise and train subordinates in fire department functions, including fire scene, emergency and fire station activities
  • Inspection, preplanning and enforcement of building codes for private and public buildings
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Teaching Experience:

  • Bay Path College - Adjunct Professor of Fire Sciences
  • Adjunct faculty member - Springfield, Massachusetts Technical Community College,
  • Fire Science Department - 1995 - present
  • Guest Lecturer - University of Massachusetts
  • American Red Cross Certified, Water Safety Instructor, First Aid Instructor, CPR Instructor

Education

Cambridge College
Master of Education

Springfield Technical Community College
Associate Degree - Fire Protection and Safety Technology

Springfield Technical Community College
Associate Degree - Graphic Arts

 


Professional Development (partial list):

2007
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
Basic Fire Investigation
Auburn, Massachusetts

 

2008
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
Geographical Profiling Boston, Massachusetts

 

2008     
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
Clandestine Chemical Labs
Auburn, Massachusetts

 

2008
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
Introduction to Post Blast Analysis
Hyannis, Massachusetts                  

 

2009
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
Evidence Collection and Solving Arson in Massachusetts
Maynard, MA

 

2009
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
Battery Involvement in Fire: Cause or Effect?
Auburn, MA

 

2009
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
Introduction to Arc Mapping Auburn, MA

 

2010
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
Large Event Scene Management – ICS/NIMS Maynard, MA

 

2011     
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
New Bomb Component Law Maynard, MA

 

2012
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI

Interview & Interrogation Chicopee, MA

 

2013
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI

Impacts of NFPA 1033  Auburn, MA

 

2013
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI

Legal Issues for Today’s Fire Investigator

Chicopee, MA

 

2013
Massachusetts Chapter IAAI
Building Construction for the Fire Investigator

Hyannis, MA

 

 

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