Thomas B. Sing CFI, CFEI
Mr. Thomas B. Sing is president of Quest Analysis, Inc. Mr. Sing holds master certifications and licenses as a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), Certified Fire Safety Inspector (CFSI) and Texas Peace Officer. In addition to these State of Texas certifications and licenses he is certified by the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI).
Mr. Sing began his fire service career in 1975 in San Antonio, Texas. He has thirty-three years of experience as a fire & arson investigator assisting local, state, and federal agencies with fire, explosion, arson, and criminal investigations. Mr. Sing has testified in both State and Federal District Courts and also the U.S. Military Courts Martial system as an expert witness regarding fire origin and cause determinations, explosions, and as a criminal investigator in offenses related to those events.
Fire investigations and explosions that Mr. Sing has investigated encompass a wide range of complexity to include: wildfires, vehicle fires including commercial carrier and large industrial equipment skids, railway equipment, marine vessels, residential fires, single/multiple family dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial manufacturing complexes, hi-rise office buildings, natural gas & liquid petroleum fires & explosions at field drilling locations as well as commercial and industrial plant installations.
Throughout his career, Mr. Sing has led fire investigations regarding the loss of life to both civilian, fire and law enforcement service personnel. On many occasions he has conducted investigations with federal investigative agencies including the FBI, ATF, Naval Criminal Investigation Service, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service-Presidential Detail.
Mr. Sing was instrumental in the development of two state investigative, rapid response task forces: the Major Fire Investigation Response Team and the Explosion Investigation Task Force of the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office. Mr. Sing served as an original team member and incident commander for both units.
Thomas M. Sing IAAI-CFI, CFEI, IAMI-CMI, CVFI
Mr. Sing is designated as a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) by the International Association of Arson Investigators, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) a Certified Fire Investigation Instructor (CFII) by the National Association of Fire Investigators, and a Certified Marine Investigator (CMI) by the International Association of Marine Investigators.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Arson & Explosion Investigation, with a minor in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology through Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice through Sam Houston State University.
His experience as a fire & explosion investigator includes fires and explosions involving single and multiple occupancy structures, high-rise residential and commercial buildings, fatal fires involving civilian and line-of duty deaths of firefighters, commercial and industrial manufacturing facilities, wildfires, agricultural equipment, heavy equipment, motor-freight vehicles, yachts, pleasure craft, cars, and the petrochemical industry to include: waste water disposals, natural gas pipeline explosions with associated fires, oil & gas well sites, and on-site oil & gas fracturing equipment.
Mr. Sing also serves on the NIST-OSAC, Fire & Explosion Subcommittee, Comparative Analysis of Relevant Standards Task Group. As an alternate on the NFPA technical committee on Wildland Fire Management, and on the NFPA 921 Documentation Task Group
G.W. Metcalf Supervisory Special Agent (ret.)
Mr. Metcalf has significant experience in National Security threats, counter-terrorism and border related threats. He has worked in Mexico and Afghanistan, and has a professional working level Spanish language ability.
During his federal career, he developed expert technical skills and provided ethical leadership, conducting high-risk operations in non-permissive environments. Further, he recruited and led high performance teams, successfully targeting violators through focused collection and analysis efforts. He kept senior executive management apprised of pertinent developments, and was assigned regularly as liaison to other law enforcement agencies, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, members of Congress and other government agencies, both foreign and domestic.
His private sector experience includes advising CEO, VP and CFO on asset protection and security matters. He is experienced in internal and external audits, ethics investigations, risk management, and background investigation/reviews. Mr. Metcalf has managed the procurement and implementation of technical surveillance equipment and developed policy and procedures for its use. He also has experience in the development of intelligence software and services, and has served as Special Response Team commander.