Thomas W. Young

Vice President, Fire Division / C.F.I. / Tampa / Jacksonville / Orlando

Background

Mr. Young has an Associates Degree in Fire Science. His professional career included 27 years with St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue. In that capacity was involved in many different emergency service positions including Fire Fighter, Driver Engineer, Station/Line Officer, Public Information Officer, Community Affairs Director, Deputy Fire Marshal and Fire Investigations Task Force Supervisor. As a Florida State Certified Fire Inspector he oversaw code compliance, crowd management, fire safety analysis, special events, safety management, commercial and industrial fire emergency operations and review of fire contingency plans.

Mr. Young has completed and maintains state, national, and international certifications as Fire Investigator, Fire Investigator Instructor, Fire Inspector, Fire Officer, and Basic Fire Instructor. He has also authored articles in fire engineering publications, as well as firehouse and local municipality newsletters. Furthermore, he participates in, designs, and instructs educational seminars and continuing educational courses.

Mr. Young supervised the cause and origin efforts for the St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue for over 10 years. He has testified as an expert witness in court cases and has testified before a Grand Jury. He has also been involved in special projects such as juvenile fire setters, an educational intervention program that he developed. Additionally, he has served as the department's shipboard firefighting instructor. He has a strong marine investigative background.

Mr. Young has been recognized for his achievements by being the recipient of awards that include, Fire Officer of the Year, and The State of Florida's, Florida Fire Marshals Public Educator of the Year.

Mr. Young currently oversees the fire investigation efforts of a team of highly trained and experienced fire consultants. In addition, Mr. Young formerly held a position on the Florida Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators board as the Western Regional Director.

Representative Engagements

  • Commercial and residential fire investigations
  • Vehicle fire investigations
  • Heavy construction equipment fire investigations
  • Coordinate logistics during multi-party examinations for large loss investigations

Education

  • A.S. Fire Science - St. Petersburg College
  • I.A.A.I. CFI
  • I.A.A.I. Automobile Endorsement
  • Automobile Technician Certificaiton
  • Nl.A.F.I. CFEI
  • N.A.F.I. CFII