Instructor Announcement for Upcoming Courses

David Phelan will be the instructor for two upcoming courses offered by the NJIAAI.


May 8th One Day Training: Identifying and Documenting Fire Protection Systems During Fire/Arson Investigations

Passaic County Public Safety Academy


May 23rd-25th Three Day Training: Forensic Photography Course

Middlesex County Fire Academy

David Phelan is a former firefighter and code official with a variety of experience in the field of fire investigation and fire protection systems.  In his private sector fire investigation work he has learned the interface between fire origin & cause and the performance, or failures, of various fire protection systems which earned him many opportunities to testify in civil and criminal trials and depositions.  In developing this program he hopes to share his knowledge with other fire investigators so they are better able to document and analyze fire protection systems for their roles in overall fire investigations.  He is a certified fire investigator and fire protection specialist who previously served for 25 years with the Bergenfield NJ Fire Department and holds a ProBoard Fire Officer 2 certification.  He remains actively involved in code enforcement and the code development process serving on various NFPA committees.  Dave has taken his knowledge and practical experiences into the classroom and presented on a wide range of fire service and fire code topics which focus on the cause & effect relationship between fireground operations and the codes.  Through his post fire investigation experience and as a court recognized expert witness he is afforded the unique opportunity of presenting his topics with a greater understanding of the sequence of events which led to an incident failure and how similar outcomes can be avoided in the future.

Please see previous posts for more information and registration.

Hope to see you at these events!