Experience

A certified fire investigator and licensed private detective, Mr. Agosti has more than 35 years of experience in fire and arson investigation. He served 28 years with the Skokie, Illinois Fire Department, progressing from firefighter-paramedic to deputy fire chief. Mr. Agosti has extensive experience in fire and arson investigations; fire prevention and life safety codes; fire department management, operations and safety; and firefighter fatalities and injuries. Over the past 25 years, he has conducted more than 2,000 fire-related investigations as a private fire cause and origin investigator. His expertise in building construction and fire code compliance coupled with his knowledge of firefighting techniques and fire spread makes Mr. Agosti a uniquely qualified fire investigation specialist. Mr. Agosti has testified in state and federal courts for plaintiff and defense clients.

Credentials

• Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators
• Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator National Association of Fire Investigators
• Certified Fire Investigator, National Fire Academy
• Certified Fire Officer 1 & 2, Illinois Fire Service Institute
• AAS, Fire Science & Technology, Oakton College

Affiliations/Awards

• National Fire Protection Association, Member
• Fire Marshals Association of North America, Member
• International Association of Fire Chiefs, Member
• International Code Council, Member
• International Association of Arson Investigators, Member
• National Association of Fire Investigators, Member
• EMS Committee, Chairperson
• Fire Investigators Strike Force, Past Member
• Illinois Fire Inspectors Association, Past Member
• Fire Investigation Team, Past Team Leader
• Hazardous Materials Task Force, Past Chairperson
• Incident Command Task Force, Past Member
• Public Education, Fire Prevention, Cable Committee Past Member
• Village of Lake Forest, Promotional Assessment Evaluator
• City of Oak Park, Promotional Assessment Evaluator
• City of Peoria, Promotional Assessment Evaluator
• City of Matteson, Promotional Assessment Evaluator

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