To date he has conducted over 700 origin and cause fire and explosion investigations. In 2001, he was awarded the State of Florida Fire
Investigator of the Year and was recognized by Governor Jeb Bush for his efforts in combating arson in Southwest, Florida. In 2013, he was
awarded the Lee County Fire Investigator of the Year by his peers on the Fire-Arson Task Force. Since 2010, he has been a fire causation
expert and consultant for the 20th Judicial Circuit Court in the State of Florida.
Dale is a certified Fire Officer, Fire and Life Safety Educator, Fire Investigator, Fire Incident Safety Officer and Fire Service Instructor. He has
been teaching as a private provider instructor under the State of Florida Fire College since 2003. As a Fire Service Instructor he has been
instructing students on six of the courses needed for the State of Flroida Fire-Arson Investigator certificate.
We are owned and operated by Mr. Dale I. Reisen, President/CEO of
Reisen Safety Training and Staff Development, Inc., and Command & Control Leadershipin Fort Myers, Florida. Reisen Fire Consultants, LLC offer our clients that second opinion to a fire or explosion investigation that may change the direction of the case or help to support the current outcome of a case.
We specialize in the interpretation of NFPA 921, the Guide of Fire and Explosion Investigations and how these guidelines are applied to a fire or explosion investigation.
Dale I. Reisen
Dale has been in the fire, emergency medical services and emergency management business since
1983. He currently holds the position of Shift Commander at the rank of Battalion Chief for Estero Fire
Rescue in Southwest, Florida. He supervisors the fire investigative unit for Estero Fire Rescue and has
been the Task Force Commander for the Lee County Fire-Arson Task Force since 2003.
He is a Fire-Arson Investigator, certified by the State of Florida Fire Marshals Office, Bureau
of Fire Standards and Training since 1996. Mr. Reisen worked 15 years in the private industry for
EFI Global as a fire and explosion investigator on incendiary and subrogation cases with some being
high profile cases in Florida.
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) * Florida Chapter of IAAI
Florida Association of Fire & Life Safety Educators * Florida Fire Chiefs Association
Lee County Fire-Arson Task Force * Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention
Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association * Florida Society of Fire Service Instructors
Florida Fire & Explosion Investigators Association * Lee County Fire Chiefs Association
Board Member of the Florida Forestry Arson Alert Association