Professional of the Year - Fire Investigation

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Michael Nastoff

Title: President
Industry: Fire Investigation
Type of Organization: Fire-Explosion Consultants
Major Product/Service: Providing fire-explosion investigative consulting
Expertise: Mr. Nastoff has over 50 years experience and has been with the current company for 35 years. He testifies in court for criminal and civil cases and is recognized as an expert in fires and explosions. Mr. Nastoff is responsible for all functions of the company. He conducts fire-explosion investigations and case reviews. He has taught several college courses in fire/explosion investigations at a local college and continues to instruct.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Indiana
Affiliations: National Fire Protection Association; I.A.A.I.-C.F.I., Indiana, Illinois
University/Degree: A.S., Fire Science, Indiana Vocational Technical College, 1981; Licensed, Certified, IAAI-CFI
Born: September 22, 1941, Gary, Indiana
Hobbies/Sports: Hiking, racing, photography
Work History: Previously, Mr. Nastoff served as a Fire Investigator for the Gary Fire Department for 20 years. He also served as a Fire Investigator for Hoyle & Klausing for 4 years.
Honors & Awards: IAAI Award for 35 year membership; Terry T. Fleming Lifetime Achievement Award, for a lifetime of dedicated service to fire investigation and support to the IAAI Chapter 14, 2013
Published Works: Developed curriculum, "Theory & Hands-on Investigations Immediately After an Occurrence"