Pie Investigator Appointed to Western Colorado Incident Commander
Summit County, Colorado (May 14, 2012) – Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) is proud to announce that Jeff Berino CFEI, CCFI, B.S., Pie’s Senior Fire Investigator, has been appointed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Incident Commander (IC) of the Type III Incident Management Team in Western Colorado
Berino will be the IC of the Upper Colorado Type Incident Management Team. With more than 32 years of experience in wildfire investigations, Berino brings specialized talent to his new post and is recognized for this most uncommon appointment to IC as a non-federal employee.
“I look forward to using my 32 years of wildfire experience to serve Colorado in this new capacity. Helping save lives and property is very emotionally rewarding,” – Jeff Berino, Western Colorado Incident Commander.
About Jeff Berino:
Jeff Berino CFEI, CCFI, B.S., is a court-certified expert wildfire investigator in both the private and public sectors. He is deputized, works on a county-wide arson task force, and serves as an instructor in fire investigations for a community college and many insurance groups. He also holds National and State certifications in fire investigation. He is often retained to manage and combat some of the large campaign-style wildfires throughout the United States. Having investigated wildland fires from California to Florida and Montana to Texas, Jeff’s investigation experience includes a variety of ecosystems. Jeff has lent his talents as a Senior Fire Investigator to Pie over the last 12 years.
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