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Curriculum Vitae

CHRIS A. VALLERGA, IAAI–CFI

Education

Napa Valley College
Associate of Science
Fire Science

Napa Valley College
Associate of Science
Wildlife Law Enforcement

California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA
Agricultural Engineering

National Fire Academy
Emmitsburg, MD
Fire & Arson Mitigation

National Fire Academy
Emmitsburg, MD
Executive Development

California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection Academy
Ione, CA
Basic Fire Academy

California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection Academy
Ione, CA
Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Academy

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Employment

Vallerga Fire Investigations
P.O. Box 841
Lower Lake, CA 95457
January 2012 – present

Konocti Unified School District
9430 Lake Street
Lower Lake, CA 95457
August 2015 – June 2017

Northshore Fire District
Battalion Chief/Investigator
Lucerne, CA (Consultant)
October 2012 – Retired January 2015

Unified Investigations and Sciences, Inc.
Special Investigator
Sacramento, CA
August 2009 – January 2012

Napa County Office of Education
ROP Fire Science Instructor
Napa, CA
August 2010 – September 2011

EFI Global
Rocklin, CA
Investigator
July 2008 – August 2009

California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection
St. Helena, CA
Fire Captain
June 1973 to November 1977 and
November 1988 – March 2008

California State Fire Marshal’s Office
Deputy State Fire Marshal II
July 1986 – October 1988

American Canyon Fire Protection District
American Canyon, CA
Fire Chief
June 1981 to July 1986

Self Employed, California Agriculture
Napa, CA
August 1979 – August 1981

American Canyon Fire Protection District
American Canyon, CA
Engineer
February 1977 – 1979

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Military Experience

United States Navy
Selected Reserve
Petty Officer 2nd Class (E5)
Navy & Marine Corps Construction Battalion–II (SeaBees)

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Training

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Experience

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Professional Organizations

International Association of Arson Investigators

California Conference of Arson Investigators, Coordinator, Legislative Liaison

International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1281 (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Firefighters)

California State Firefighters Association

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Certificates

Intermediate Peace Officers Standards and Training (pending issuance)

National Board of Fire Service Professionals, Fire Investigator #262918

Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators #22132

Private Investigator, California License #PI 25719

Certified Fire Investigator, California Conference of Arson Investigators, #604

Master-Certified Fire Investigator, CCAI # 114

Behavioral Analysis Training Institute, Interview & Interrogation, #13847

Certified Fire Officer, State Board of Fire Services, #017008

Basic Peace Officers Standards and Training, #B121893

Fire Officer, State Board of Fire Services, #017088

Community College Teaching Credential, #268224

Certified Fire Investigator I, State Board of Fire Services #880516

Firefighter I, State Board of Fire Services, #00467

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Court Qualifications

Expert witness testimony, as an origin and cause specialist in the following courts:

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Bibliographic References

Torchered Minds, Edward Norskog, 2011

Fireraisers, Freaks and Fiends, Edward Norskog, 2013

The Arsonist Profiles, Edward Norskog, 2016

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Awards

Superior Accomplishment Award, 2001, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

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