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Paul Gemmato


Senior Fire Investigator

Areas of Expertise

Product Liability
Fire Alarm + Detection Systems
Fire + Explosion Investigation
Fluid Analysis: Oils, Gasoline, Accelerants
Fire Modeling
Appliance Fire + Failure Investigation
Fuel + Gas System Investigations
Premises Liability / Personal Injury

Paul Genmato, CFI, PI has an extensive background in origin and cause fire investigations involving residential and commercial property, as well as vehicles and heavy equipment. He conducts thorough fire investigations that include scene excavation, evidence collection, fire damage diagramming, witness interviews and photographic documentation. He has provided extensive expert witness services and technically substantiated analyses in accordance with NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, including presenting case reports to the United States Attorney’s Office and providing expert witness testimony on matters of origin and cause in both state and federal courts. Mr. Gemmato has provided origin and cause fire investigation training at FLETC, NFA, and to local jurisdictions. Mr. Gemmato responded to the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and was assigned to a multi-jurisdictional task force to identify classified information and collect human remains.

Education / Certifications
  • BS, Criminal Justice, Salve Regina University
  • Certified Fire Investigator (ATF)
  • Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI)
  • Registered PI: DE

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