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Andrew Berasley, CFEI, CVFI, IAAI-FIT

Fire Investigator

andy.berasley@fcafire.com
1-800-726-5939

Mr. Berasley is a Certified Fire Investigator/Automotive Forensic Specialist with the responsibility of managing and conducting vehicle fire investigations for FCA. His years of experience include owning and operating his own auto repair facilities & collision company where he was directly responsible for mechanical issues on vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment. He works with law firms and the insurance industry, providing additional services in all fire related disciplines including Fire Testing and Auto Related Mechanical & Electrical Studies. Mr. Berasley has conducted over 6,000 hours of investigations for Fire Cause Analysis. In addition, Mr. Berasley has given deposition and trial testimony in both civil and criminal cases. Mr. Berasley has also conducted numerous presentations, training and live burns related to vehicle fire investigations, including an eight hour training course requested by the US Dept. of Transportation & the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Washington, DC.

Mr. Berasley is also responsible for all aspects of evidence recovery, handling & storage, and documentation of evidence, including supervising collection and evidence chain of possession in FCA’s facilities in Northern & Southern California & Arizona.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Vehicle Failure/Fire Expert
  • Evidence Technician
  • Vehicle Arson Investigations Instructor

 

Certifications:

  • California Conference of Arson Investigators (CCAI) Vehicle Fire Expert
  • International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Forensic Evidence Collection and Processing Certified
  • Fork Lift, Bobcat and Backhoe Certified
  • X-ray Certified
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator