Charles “Chuck” Mast, CFI, CFEI, CVFIDirector of Fire Sciences

    Areas of Practice:

    Fire origin and cause investigation
    Post explosion investigations
    Fire code investigations
    Insurance claims, accidental or fraudProfessional Memberships:

    Professional Memberships:

    Maryland Fire and Explosives Investigators Association;
    International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
    International Association of Firefighters Local 1311National Professional Qualifications:

    National Professional Qualifications:

    Fire Investigator
    Fire Service Instructor
    Hazardous Materials Technician
    Fire Inspector II
    Firefighter III
    Fire Officer II
    Public Fire Educator I
    Other Professional Qualifications:
    Licensed Private Investigator


    Dundalk Community College- AA Degree
    Fire Arson Investigation-National Fire Academy
    8 Week Training Program-Fire and Arson Investigation-Baltimore County Fire Department
    Montgomery County Fire and Rescue-The Mechanics of Fire Investigation
    Baltimore County Police Department Training Academy
    -Probable Cause
    -Arson and Burning
    -Homicide Investigation
    -Constitutional and Criminal Law
    -Evidence Collection
    Baltimore County Fire Department-Incident Safety Officer Class
    Baltimore County Fire Department-Leadership and Supervision Class
    National Fire Academy-Firefighter Safety and Survival, Company Officers Responsibilities
    Maryland Law Enforcement Officers-Domestic Violence and Terrorism
    Baltimore County Police Department-Firearms Training
    Post Blast Investigator School – FBI, Department Of Justice
    IAAI Spring Training (Natural Gas Explosions)
    Arson Crime Scene Investigation – FBI, Department Of Justice
    Annual Fire Investigators Seminar IAAI
    Incident Response To Terrorist Bombings, New Mexico Tech. EMRTC
    Advanced Origin and Cause I Courtroom Techniques, ATF
    Advanced Explosive Investigation Techniques ATF
    Investigation of Vehicle Fires by Lee S. Cole & Associates
    Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents
    Fire Dynamics and Fire Modeling National Fire Academy
    Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction. IAAI < MFEIA
    Cell Phone Investigation, Explosive Awareness, NICB as an Investigation Tool IAAI < MFEIA
    NFPA 921 Overview, ATF
    IAAI; Electrical issues for INV. Legal Issues, DNA recovery
    Forensic Evidence Collection National Fire Academy 08/08/2010