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NMS Investigations, Inc.


  • Private Investigators License

NMS Investigations, Inc.  # PI  23963

  • Electrical C-10 Contractors License

NMS Electric #560455


Certified as the following under the National Association of Fire Investigators:
  • CFEI   (Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator)
  • CFII     (Certified Fire Investigator Instructor)
Certified as the following under the California Conference of Arson Investigators:
  • CFI     (Certified Fire Investigator)
Certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Post Blast Investigator
Certified by the California State Fire Marshals Office in the following areas:
  • Fire and Bomb Investigator
  • Fire Investigator I & II
  • Fire Officer
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Fire Apparatus Operator
  • Firefighter I & II
Certified by the International Association of Electrical Workers.
  • Journeyman Electrician


Recognized and accepted as a qualified expert within the fields of fire, arson and explosions.  Provided expert testimony for both civil and criminal within the following jurisdictions:
  • Los Angeles County Grand Jury
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Los Angeles County Municipal Court
  • Los Angeles County Juvenile Court


Completed over 1200 hours of classroom instruction in the following fields:
  • Fire Investigation
  • Vehicle Fire Investigation
  • Arson Investigation
  • Explosion Investigation]
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Background Investigation
  • Wildland Fire Investigation
Acquired specialized expert training in collaboration with the following agencies:
  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • St Paul Travelers Forensic Engineering Laboratory
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • California Association of Fire Investigators
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Los Angeles District Attorneys Office
  • California State Fire Marshals Office
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • Pasadena Police Department
Completed over 8,000 hours in extensive study, training and field application:
  • Electrical Theory
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Electrical Construction


2005 - 2008
  • NMS Investigations, Inc.
    President and owner of the company.

    Fire origin & cause investigations
    Explosion investigations
    Litigation support
    Expert witness for arson, fire and explosions
    Electrical construction consultant

  • St Paul Travelers Insurance Company
    Fire Investigator Western Region, (Oregon, Washington,
    Nevada, California)

Fire origin & cause investigations.
Retain fire vendors within the region.
Manage the investigations conducted by fire vendors within the region.

  •  NMS Electric , Canyon Lake, CA
       Electrical Consultant / Electrical Contractor

                 Planned and designed electrical layouts for custom homes.
                 Electrical installation new construction.
                 Electrical installation and repair existing homes.


  •   Pasadena Fire Department, Pasadena CA
      Arson / Fire / Explosive Investigator,

Investigated into the origin and cause of fires & explosions. 
Wrote explosion & fire origin and cause reports.  
Filed cases with the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office and the Pasadena City Prosecutors Office. 
Wrote and served search warrants and arrest warrants.
Identified incendiary devices, various components of bomb devices and explosive devices.  
Conducted follow-up investigations that involved arson, explosives and fraud.  Collected and booked evidence. 
Deposition and court testimony

Team member of “C.R.A.S.H” (City Resources against Slum Housing). 

Worked in conjunction with the City Prosecutors Office, Building Department, Code Enforcement, and the Health Department. 
Responsible for inspections on properties that were in violation of health and safety code.
Evacuation of properties that presented an immediate threat to life safety.  

Background Investigations

Conducted background investigations for both volunteer and sworn entry level positions for the Pasadena Fire Department.

Captain / Engineer / Firefighter, Pasadena Fire Department,
Pasadena, CA

Performed in all aspects of fire suppression. 
Trained firefighters in all aspects of fire suppression. 
Completed fire prevention inspections.
Provided emergency medical treatment. 
Conducted public education demonstrations.

1989 – 1991
  • “The Professionals” (# 560455), Altadena, CA
        Electrical Contractor

Provided troubleshooting of secondary wiring. 
Repaired faulty wiring. 
Designed electrical plan layout for new construction and remodel construction. 
Replaced knob and tube electrical systems.

  • City of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA
       Journeyman Electrician / Apprentice Electrician,

Installed and maintained secondary wiring applications. 
Worked with both single phase and three phase power distribution systems. 
Worked with voltages of 120v, 240v, 208v, 277v and 480v. 
Installed and maintained emergency generating systems.


  • Arroyo Seco Fire Academy, Pasadena / Glendale, CA

Lectured in the following subjects:
Fire Investigation
Fire Behavior
Building Construction / Electrical

  • International Conference of Fire Service Women
                Guest Instructor

Lectured in the dangers of electrical systems during fire suppression activity and the proper disconnecting of the systems.

  • Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
                Adjunct faculty

Certified to provide instruction in all levels of fire investigation.
Provided instruction in FireInvestigation.

  • Foothill FireAcademy, Pasadena, CA

Lectured in the following subjects:
Fire Investigation
Fire Behavior
Building Construction / Electrical

Membership Affiliation
  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • CaliforniaConference of Arson Investigators
  • Southern California Fraud Investigators Association
  • Southern California Insurance Adjusters Association
  • National Association of Insurance Women



    NMS Investigations, Inc.
    PI License #23963 - Electrical C-10 License #560455
    31566 Railroad Canyon Road, #664 - Canyon Lake, CA 92587
    phone: (951) 237-8610 - fax: (951) 244-4960