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Mark B. Mooney

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Retired Fire Captain

Profile

Captain Mooney served with the San Jose Fire Department from 1973 to 2005, when he retired as its Arson Unit Supervisor. He is a licensed private investigator who has studied and reported on over 2,300 fires including vehicles, structures, wildlands and explosions. Cpt. Mooney holds an Associate of Science degree in Fire Sciences and is recognized by the National Association of Fire Investigators as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. He also holds a POST Level III (PC 832) certification from the Criminal Justice Training Center.

Special Qualifications

  • Retired San Jose Fire Department Arson Unit Supervisor
  • Licensed Private Investigator - License Number: PI 24578
  • Holds a Associate of Science degree in Fire Sciences
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • POST Level III (PC 832) certification from the Criminal Justice Training Center

Curriculum Vitae

Career Experience

Self-Employed Private Investigator - License Number: PI 24578

Previous Owner and Partner of AD HOC Fire Investigations - August 2004 - June 2011

Fire Department Employment History:
  • San Jose Fire Department – April 12, 2002 – January 15, 2005, Arson Unit Supervisor
  • San Jose Fire Department – April 24, 1986 – January 15, 2005, Fire Captain
  • San Jose Fire Department – June 1, 1981 – April 24, 1986, Fire Engineer
  • San Jose Fire Department – November 1, 1973 – June 1, 1981, Firefighter
Professional Certifications and Licenses
  • Fire Fighter I - California State Board of Fire Services
  • POST Level III (PC 832) - Criminal Justice Training Center
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator - National Association of Fire Investigators
Education
Academic
  • Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science, Cabrillo College 1985
  • Associate of Arts Degree in General Education, DeAnza College 1970
Vocational
  • NFPA 921, Introduction to 2008 Edition, CCAI 2008
  • Electrical Ignition Sources in Residential Wiring, CCAI 2008
  • Small Electrical Appliance Fires, California Conference of Arson Investigators 2008
  • National Association of Fire Investigators, CFEI Certification 2007
  • Fires Involving Batteries, California Conference of Arson Investigators 2006
  • Furnace Fire Investigations, California Conference of Arson Investigators 2006
  • Small Electrical Appliance Fires, California Conference of Arson Investigators 2006
  • Interview and Interrogation Procedures, Federal Bureau of Investigations 2004
  • Vehicle Fire Investigations, Santa Clara Co. Arson Task Force 2004
  • Homicide & Burn Death Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigations 2004
  • Vehicle Fire Investigations, California Conference of Arson Investigators 2003
  • Electrical Fire Investigation, San Mateo Co. Arson Task Force 2003
  • Fire, Burn, and Char Indicators, California Conference of Arson Investigators 2003
  • Tactical Use of Fire Arms, Los Angeles County SWAT Academy 2002
  • Background Investigations, Criminal Justice Training Center 2002
  • Wildland Fire Investigations, CDF, Office of State Fire Marshal 2001
  • Arson for Profit, Office of State Fire Marshal 1998
  • Evidence Collection Techniques, Federal Bureau of Investigations 1997
  • Automotive Fire Investigations, Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety 1993
  • Explosive Ordinance Handling, San Jose Police Department 1982
  • Fire Investigation 1A, Office of State Fire Marshal 1978
  • Military & Civilian Explosives Recognition, United States Army 1976
References and Testimonials

Kenneth Turner, Esq., Turner Law Firm 2057 Forest Avenue, Suite 3 Chico, CA 95814 Phone: (530) 898-0774

Dean Alper, Esq., Alper & McCulloch 425 California Street, 18th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415) 434-8744

John Carr, Esq., Kidd & Carr Law Offices Llp 469 9th Street, #200 Oakland, CA 94607 Phone: (510) 268-8600

Ayhan Menekshe, Esq., Menekshe Law Firm 16275 Los Gatos Boulevard Los Gatos, CA 95032 Phone: (408) 358-1200

David Brisco, Esq., Cozen & O’Connor 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 685-1704