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Curriculum Vitae - Stuart Brozgold

 


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STUART M. BROZGOLD, IAAI-CFI

Mr. Brozgold holds credentials as a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson investigators and is a member of the Texas Chapter of the I.A.A.I. He also holds certifications with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a Fire Investigator, Advanced, as well as an Intermediate Instructor Certification. He holds a Masters Peace Officer Certification as well as his Peace Officer's License through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer's Standards and Education, as well as his Instructors Certification through the same agency, Mr. Brozgold has attended numerous investigative courses throughout his career, which assists in maintaining the above certifications.

Mr. Brozgold has courtroom experience, having testified in Municipal, County, State and Federal court systems. He has rendered expert opinions and has given expert testimony regarding fire origin and cause.

Mr. Brozgold has investigated hundreds of fires during his career with the Arlington, Texas Fire Department, from accidental to incendiary. These fires included structural (residential and commercial) and vehicles.

Mr. Brozgold has been a licensed Peace Officer with the State of Texas since 1982. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in June 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He moved to Texas in 1982 to begin a career in law enforcement with the Arlington, Texas Police Department, In January 2001, Mr. Brozgold accepted a position as Deputy Fire Marshal with the Arlington, Texas Fire Department. His main responsibilities were associated with Fire/Arson investigations. He retired from the City of Arlington in April 2005 to pursue a business career as a private fire investigator.

LICENSING


Mr. Brozgold is currently licensed to conduct investigations in the following States:

  • Florida – A1600059

  • Texas – A16763

  • Louisiana – 8053-012513-LA

  • Arkansas – D-2014-0028

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science / Criminal Justice; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

  • International Association of Arson Investigators Certified Fire Investigator #03-120

  • National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, Certificate #300368

  • TCOLE: Master Peace Officer; Instructor Certification

  • TCFP: Fire Investigator, Advanced; Instructor Intermediate

  • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Seal, Fire Investigator

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • July 2010 – Present S. M. Brozgold Fire Investigations, LLC

  • May 2011 - 2017: Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Tarrant County, TX

  • July 2010 - Present: S. M. Brozgold Fire Investigations LLC, Arlington, TX

  • May 2006 - June 2010: Rimkus Consulting Group Inc.

  • December 2005 - April 2006: S. M. Brozgold Fire Investigations LLC, Arlington, TX

  • May 2005 - November 2005: Lone Star Investigations

  • January 1997 - April 2005: Arlington, Texas Fire Department

  • April 1982 - December 1996: Arlington, Texas Police Department

DETAILED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • July 2010 - Present: S. M. BROZGOLD FIRE INVESTIGATIONS LLC

  • Owner, Manager/Fire Investigator :
    Conduct timely investigations for clients involving fire loss with regards to residential and
    commercial structures and vehicular fires. Documentation of these scenes, collection and
    preservation of evidence, preparation of detailed reports regarding the fire scene.

  • May 2006 - June 2010: RIMKUS CONSULTING GROUP, INC.

    Fire Investigator/Consultant:
    Conduct timely investigations involving fire loss with regards to structural and vehicular
    fires; Documentation, collection and preservation of evidence, when applicable;
    Preparation of detailed reports regarding the fire scene.

  • December 2005 - April 2006: LONE STAR INVESTIGATIONS

    Fire Investigator:
    Conduct timely investigations involving fire loss with regards to structural and vehicular
    fires; Documentation, collection and preservation of evidence, when applicable;
    Preparation of detailed reports regarding the fire scene.

  • January 1997 - April 2005: ARLINGTON, TEXAS FIRE DEPARTMENT

  • Deputy Fire Marshal/Fire/Arson Investigator:
    Fire/Arson Investigator: Conduct fire investigations to determine origin and cause; prepare detailed reports regarding investigations; document, collect and preserve evidence when applicable; interview witnesses/suspects; obtain search and arrest warrants; present cases to Tarrant County District Attorney; Municipal and County court testimony to include qualifying as an expert witness.
    Fire Inspector: Conduct business inspections for fire and life safety issues. Conduct residential inspections upon request.
    Fire Instructor: Taught in fire training academies in Arlington and Mansfield. Taught in Arlington Police Training Academy as well as the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Police Academy.
    Supervise and train other personnel within the Fire Prevention Unit.

  • April 1982 - December 1997: ARLINGTON, TEXAS POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Patrol Officer:
    Responded to calls for service in designated patrol areas; assist crime and accident victims; investigate accidents and criminal activity; identify and interview witnesses/suspects; prepare detailed reports; testify in court.
    Crime Scene Search Investigator:
    Investigate offense scenes for potential items of evidence; examine evidence for latent fingerprints; latent print comparisons; Municipal and County court testimony to include qualifying as an expert witness.
    Detective:
    Investigate offenses regarding minor property crimes, forgery and credit card abuse; prepare appropriate reports to include search and arrest warrants; present cases to Tarrant County District Attorney.
    D.A.R.E. Instructor:
    Taught the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to sixth grade students.
    S.W.A.T.
    Member of the police tactical team (SWAT) from 1987 to 1997.
    Police Instructor:
    Taught police in-service classes at the police training center and at the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Police Academy.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

2018

 

 

  • Private Security Ethic

4

hours

  • TX Administrative Rules; PI

2

hours

  • NFPA 921/1033 Update 

1

hour

  • Fire in the Courtroom

2

hours

  • Subrogation

2

hours

  • Daubert v. Frye 

2

hours

2017

 

 

  • Evidence Collection

4

hours

  • When Arson becomes Murder

4

hours

  • Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems

4

hours

  • Establishing Viable Theories 

4

hours

  • Negative Corpus 

4

hours

  • Use of Fire Damage  

4

hours

  • Fire Dynamics

3

hours

  • Physical Evidence at the Fire Scene

4

hours

  • Critical Thinking in Solving Cases

4

hours

  • Accreditation, Certification, Certificates

3

hours

  • Industry Ethics for PI

4

hours

  • TX Administrative Laws for PI                

2

hours

  • Practical Application Between 921/1033

2

hours

  • NFPA 921 / 1033 Revisions

3

hours

2016

 

 

  • Fire Marshal Discussion Group

6

hours

  • Fundamentals of Residential Building Construction   

3

hours

  • Incident Response to Terrorist Bombs 

8

hours

  • Industry Ethics for PI

4

hours

  • TX Administrative Laws for PI

2

hours

  • Ethical Duties Beyond the Fire Scene  

3

hours

  • TX Fire/Arson Investigator Seminar

32

hours

  • Excited Delirium

8

hours

2015

 

 

  • TECOLE State / Federal Law Update

3

hours

  • Evidence Examination in the Lab

4

hours

  • Explosion Dynamics

4

hours

  • Electrical Safety

3

hours

  • Fire InvestigInstructorator

8

hours

  • TX Administrative Rules for PI  

2

hours

  • Private Security Ethics

4

hours

  • Investigation of Natural Gas Systems 

3

hours

  • Residential Natural Gas Systems

3

hours

  • Fire Protection Systems 

3

hours

  • Recognition/Apprehension of Stolen Vehicles 

8

hours

  • TLETS Recertification

2

hours

COURSES TAUGHT

  • North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Police Academy

  • Fire and Arson Curriculum

  • Occupational Health and Safety

  • Incident Management / Physical Evidence

  • Evidence Collection and Preservation

  • Fatality Fire Investigations

Texas Commission on Fire Protection; Fire Investigator Course, Kennedale Fire Dept.

  • Fire Patterns

  • Fire Scene Safety

  • Recording the Fire Scene

  • Physical Evidence

  • Fire Fatalities

Adjunct Instructor, Everest College, Arlington, Texas

Guest Speaker, Kaplan College, Fort Worth, Texas

Guest Speaker, University of Texas / Arlington, Arlington, Texas