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Todd J. O'Malley, CFEI

Fire Investigator


New Jersey Service Center
11 Commerce Way
Suite A
Totowa, NJ



Telephone 2





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  • Professional summary

    Retired Law Enforcement and Fire Cause & Origin Professional with thirty years of exemplary service with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Envista Forensics, Jensen Hughes and EFI Global where expertise encompasses planning and conducting of investigations involving a broad range of civil and criminal activity. I have an extensive background in both criminal and civil fire investigations. My background includes large/complex loss management and investigations that have involved long duration deployments and team responses. I have investigated large losses at pool chemical distribution centers, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing facilities, energy plants including natural gas and other alternative fuel explosions, multi residential complexes and large retail centers. I am a talented and safety-oriented building and fire code inspector specializing in fire inspection/suppression and plan review work combined with thorough knowledge of various codes for both building, fire, health and safety issues and other related ordinances and regulations. Competent in applying technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations and standard construction practices. Ability to inspect and identify violations of regulations governing signs, building occupancy, building sites, and related matters to ensure compliance. Adept in recognizing faulty construction or hazardous conditions pertaining to building construction and structural stability of buildings through review of plans or on-site inspections. Possess considerable knowledge of the standard methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment employed in the building construction trades with emphasis on extensive experience involving large commercial projects. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with politicians, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, code officials and related city/township staff.  I am an outstanding leader with a firm but fair attitude and a reputation for honesty, loyalty and integrity. I have managed over one thousand large/complex fire, explosion and environmental scenes which involved the coordination of interviews, warrants, local/state politicians, municipal inspectors, fire departments and State & Federal Agencies.

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science Degree, Rutgers University, Cook College, 1990

  • Certifications

    Certified Level (3) Hazardous Materials Technician

    Basic Course for Police Officers (Public Training Commission Certification)

    Advanced Course for Investigators (New Jersey State Police)

    Certified “Firefighter” in the State of New Jersey

    National Association of Fire Investigators NAFI-CFEI “Certified Fire & Explosives Investigator”

    National Association of Fire Investigators NAFI-CVFI “Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator”

    Completed Building/Fire Inspector Certification Course at the Middlesex County Fire, Academy in Sayreville, New Jersey, on June 22, 2017, and qualified as a “New Jersey Certified Building/Fire Inspector”


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