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Salvatore Colangelo, IAAI-CFI

Senior Fire Investigator




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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Colangelo has over 31 years with the City of Buffalo, NY Fire Department, 4 years as Commander of the Fire Investigation Unit Auto Arson Task Force. He has led the unit to record arrests, conducted numerous fire fatality investigations, and has testified as an expert witness in numerous arson cases, ATF accelerant detection, and K-9 handler.   Mr. Colangelo is a licensed New York State private investigator with expertise in origin and cause of building and automobile fires, auto theft, fire fatalities and building codes.

  • Education

    Erie Community College, Associates in Fire Technology, 1993

    Erie Community College, Associates in Criminal Justice, 2003

  • Certifications

    Private Investigator, NY, #11000166696

    Building and Fire Code Enforcement Officer, NY, #0399-7090B

    Fire Investigator Level I & II, NY, #0406-0026

    IAAI- CFI, #NY-23-042133

    NAFI – CFI, #16062-8788

    ATF Accelerant Detection K-9 Handler

    NYS Officer Certification, #0996-5116B

    NYS Instructor Certification, #0693-3067A

    NYS Basic Course for Peace Officers, 2006

    NYS Vehicle Fire Investigation 2017

  • Disciplines
    • Fire Investigations
    • Fire Investigations - Failure Analysis
    • Fire Investigations - Incendiarism
    • Fire Investigations - Liability
    • Fire Investigations - Origin and Cause
    • Fire Investigations - Subrogation
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