Mr. Peck has over 20 years of experience in the field of fire investigations, during which he was involved in over a thousand investigations. These investigations have included both commercial and residential occupancies which encompassed the analysis of damage patterns caused by fires, the determination of the origin, causes and the analysis of the fire’s growth and behavior. This process includes the proper collection and retention of physical evidence and the laboratory examination of the evidence. In addition, Mr. Peck has been called on to give testimony as to the origin and causes of fires in both Federal and State courts in Louisiana.
Mr. Peck holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science in the field of Fire Science Technology. This degree includes specific courses in fire investigation methods, building and fire codes, building construction, fire protection systems, and water supply for fire protection systems. Mr. Peck also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Science from Southeastern University. He continues his education through the attendance of specialized training relating to fire cause analysis. These courses were given by Texas A&M University Extension Service, Penn Foster Career School, International Associations of Arson Investigators, Louisiana Arson and Fire Prevention Association, Farm Bureau Insurance Company, LSU Fire & Emergency Training Institute, and the Mississippi Fire Investigators Association. Through these training activities he has accumulated over 700 hours of specialized training. He has also assisted in the development of training material as a contributor to the NFPA, IAAI, & IAFC Fire Investigator Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and 1033 Fourth Edition, Contributor, Jones and Bartlett Learning, © 2016