Jeff Burns

Chief of Law Enforcement - NC Forest Service

My staff and I are charged with enforcing the forest protection laws and administrative code pertaining to the NC Forest Service. I have been a sworn law-enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina for approximately sixteen (21) years.  I have been employed with the North Carolina Forest Service for approximately twenty seven (27) years. 

In February of 1994 I was employed as a Ranger with the North Carolina Forest Service as part of the responsibilities of a Ranger I took suppression action, determined the origin and cause, and administered appropriate law enforcement action of numerous fires annually.  In May of 2003 I was promoted to District Ranger LE and sworn as a Forest Law Enforcement Officer. I worked in an eight (8) county area performing origin and cause determination, fire control duties, enforcing forest protection laws, and other duties as assigned. As District Ranger I responded to numerous fires annually. I am a nationally qualified type 2 Operations Section Chief (OSC2) and am assigned to a statewide incident management team. I received my Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification from Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina in 2000. From April 2000 thru October of 2003 I was employed as a reserve deputy for Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department. I have successfully completed all required fire behavior and suppression training to satisfy the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standard to Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2). I have successfully completed NC Forest Service basic and advanced law enforcement training and am a member of the instructor cadre. I have successfully completed the national course FI-210 on origin and cause determination administered by instructors from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. I have completed the national course FI-310 Wildland Fire Case Management administered by instructors from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. I have successfully completed all required training and task book for NWCG certification as an (INVF) Wildland Fire Investigator. I am Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) by the NC Office of the State Fire Marshall. I hold an intermediate and advanced law enforcement certificate from NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards. 

I have worked with various agencies in my enforcement duties to include numerous County and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies across North Carolina, State Bureau of Investigation, South Carolina Forestry Commission, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, NC Alcohol Law Enforcement, NC Parks, and US Land Management Agencies such as Forest Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service.

I have testified in District Court and Superior Court.


DeLancey WayneWayne DeLancey

NC-CFI, IAAI-CFI, ECT, CI

Mr. DeLancey has been involved with emergency services for over 38 years serving as a volunteer, EMT, Telecommunicator and Fire Instructor. Mr. DeLancey has investigated hundreds of fires, of which involved criminal arson investigations, civil litigation, large dollar losses, and those with fatalities and serious bodily injury.

He is an Associate Professor in the Fire Protection Technology Program at Guilford Technical College in Jamestown, North Carolina. He currently serves as an Investigator for the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal and is retired from the City of Greensboro and was the senior fire investigator. He was also a former law enforcement officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. He has served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and is currently the 1st Vice President, and as one of the facilitators for the Expert Witness Court Room Testimony Course and serves on the Training and scholarship Subcommittees.

He has previously worked as a fire and explosion expert for Unified Investigations Inc. He currently serves on the Alamance, Buncombe, Davidson, and Rockingham County Fire Investigation Task Forces. Mr. DeLancey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Associate of Sciences in Fire Protection. Additionally, he is a North Carolina Certified Fire Investigator (NC-CFI), a certified fire investigator (IAAI-CFI), a certified evidence collection technician. (ECT), and Certified Instructor (CI) He also holds 29 certifications with the State of North Carolina, NFPA, ProBoard and International Code Council. 


Jamie Logan

North Carolina Forest Service Agent

I am currently assigned the western 32 counties of North Carolina enforcing the forest protection laws and administrative code. I have been a sworn law-enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina for approximately seven (7) years.  I have been employed with the North Carolina Forest Service for approximately twenty-two (22) years. 

In July of 1998 I was hired as a Nursery Technician. August 2000 I was employed as an assistant County Ranger with the North Carolina Forest Service as part of the responsibilities of a Ranger, I took suppression action, determined the origin and cause, and administered appropriate law enforcement action of numerous fires annually.  In March of 2003 I was promoted to County Ranger where I supervised one part-time employee. April 2004, I transferred to the position of B.R.I.D.G.E. Project Leader. Part of the Project Leader responsibilities were supervising four to five inmates on various forestry projects and the suppression of wildfires. In July 2013, I was promoted to the District Ranger in D-9 LE and was sworn as a Forest Law Enforcement Officer. I worked in a seven (7) county area performing origin and cause determination, fire control duties, enforcing forest protection laws, and other duties as assigned. As District Ranger I responded to numerous fires annually. I am a nationally qualified type 2 Logistic Section Chief Trainee and am assigned to a statewide incident management team. I received my Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification from Tri-County Community College in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 2015. I have successfully completed NC Forest Service basic and advanced law enforcement training and am a member of the instructor cadre. I have successfully completed the national course FI-210 on origin and cause determination administered by instructors from the South Carolina Enforcement Training Center. I have completed the national course FI-310 Wildland Fire Case Management administered by instructors from the N.W.C.G. I am currently working on the completion of all required training and task book for NWCG certification of the (INVF) Wildland Fire Investigator. I am a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) by the NC Office of the State Fire Marshall. Currently, I investigate approximately 25 Wildland fires a year.


Jeremy Neagle

ATF

Presenting June 7, 2021 - CSST Examination


pauley jeffJeff Pauley

IAAI-CFI and CI, CFEI, MIAAI, MIFireE

Fire Investigator, IAAI Health & Safety Committee chairman, post-fire environment safety advocate and consultant.

A post-fire environment health and safety expert, consultant, and advocate (AKA a safety culture change agent); a published author and facilitator of learning; and a part-time fire investigator.

 

 

 

 


Mike SchlatmanMichael A. Schlatman

IAAI-CFI IAAI-CI

He is a Past President of the International Association of Arson Investigators.  The IAAI has over 80 Chapters in 37 countries throughout the world.  He is presently the Primary IAAI Facilitator 

of the IAAI Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony Course.

He has a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs/Criminal Justice and has taught extensively in the investigation field.  He is a former Police Homicide/Arson Detective, having served in the municipalities of St. Louis County Missouri.

He is the President of Fire Consulting International, Inc., which has affiliates throughout the USA and internationally.  He has numerous years of investigative experience in fire, explosion, fraud and related claims. He has taught related classes nationally and internationally. 

He has been adjudicated in Federal and State Courts “an Expert” in fire and explosion. He has been a consultant for the Kansas Attorney’s General Office, Johnson County DA’s Office, and the Linn County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Missouri in fire cases. 

He teaches classes for IAAI Chapters. He is also a former host with Donna Ingram on the podcast Speaking of Fire available now at www.fireclue.com.