Brian Giachino

Fire Consultant / IAAI-FIT, PI / Des Moines


Mr. Brian Giachino is an International Association of Arson Investigators Fire Investigator Technician, Certified Fire Officer II, and a Hazardous Materials Technician. He is also a Certified Private Investigator in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Mr. Giachino has more than 30 years of public safety experience holding numerous ranks for the Cedar Rapids Fire Department in Iowa. He is a member of his municipality’s Hazardous Devices Unit. He graduated from the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations Ordnance Munitions and Electrical Maintenance School in 2005 and provides expertise in incendiary and explosives. Mr. Giachino has experience in building construction, has completed the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Structures Specialist course, and has applied his training in the urban search and rescue task force environment deploying to several natural disasters. He has conducted and supervised origin and cause fires for his agency since 2008.

Education and Certifications

• Social Science, B.E.S: St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
• Political Science, M.A.: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
• Fire Science Certificate: Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
• US Army Ordnance Munitions & Electronics Maintenance School: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama