Michael is founder and managing consultant for Precision Forensic Consulting LLC. He is retired from the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office after a successful career investigating fires, explosions and arson for the state of Delaware. In 2010 Michael began working for PT&C Forensic Consulting as a part time fire and explosion consultant. He gained valuable knowledge and experience with investigations for the insurance industry during his time there before eventually leaving as a senior lead consultant at the end of 2016.
At the beginning of 2017 Michael started Precision Forensic Consulting LLC. With more than 1600 fire and explosion investigations as the lead investigator, Michael has used his education, experience and knowledge in the fire investigation industry to successfully provided his clients with thorough investigations and answers to complex fire and explosion origin and causation.
Michael is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) with the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). He is also the past president of the Delaware Chapter of the IAAI. Michael has earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Wilmington University as a well A.A.S. in Emergency Services Management from Delaware Technical and Community College. Since 1991, Michael has served as an active volunteer firefighter with the Elsmere Fire Company in Wilmington, Delaware.
Michael can be reached at by email: michael.spadea@PFCforensic.com or by phone 302.379.5220
John is a retired Captain with the Baltimore County Fire Department with 34 years of service. During his time at BCFD, he completed his fire investigation training and served as a fire/arson investigator. John has investigated more than 200 fire, arson and explosion cases and testified in several arson trials.
While working for the fire department, John began his private fire investigation career with Fire Arson Investigations Consultants as a part time investigator in 2002. John continued gaining valuable fire investigation experience and knowledge while working for Donan Engineer until leaving in 2021.
John has attended numerous professional classes and obtained several certifications from the International Association of Arson Investigators, National Association of Fire Investigators, National Fire Academy, Bureau of Alcohol Tabaco and Firearms as well as the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute.
He brings extensive fire investigation knowledge and experience to Precision Forensic Consulting.
John can be reached by email: john.meyers@PFCforensic.com or by phone 302.547.1880
Brian is currently a Senior Deputy Fire Marshal with the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office. He brings a wealth of fire investigation knowledge and experience to the team.
In the past nineteen years of service with the state, Brian has earned his International Association of Arson Investigators Certified Fire Investigator credential and also became a certified accelerant K-9 handler. In addition, he is a Certified Fire Inspector with the National Fire Protection Association.
Brian studied Fire Protection Engineering Technology at Delaware Technical and Community College and served as a volunteer firefighter for ten years. Prior to becoming a fire marshal, he worked in the fire protection industry gaining valuable knowledge of fire suppression and alarm systems.
Brian can be reached by email brian.schad@PFCforensic.com or by phone 302.547.4609
James is currently the assistant chief of technical services with the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office. He is a Certified Fire Inspector II with the National Fire Protection Association and brings a wealth of fire protection and life safety knowledge and experience to the team.
For 41 years James has served as a volunteer firefighter and past fire chief with the Elsmere Fire Company in Elsmere Delaware.
James conducts thorough life safety and fire protection evaluations for commercial, industrial and residential structures. These evaluations can be done pre loss or post loss.
James can be reached by email james.facciolo@PFCforensic.com or by phone 302.397.9526
Michael is a former Corporal with the United State Marine Corps. He served 4 years after high school and is currently working toward completing his degree at Delaware Technical and Community College.
Michael is also in the process of completing his Fire Investigation Technician certification with the International Association of Fire Investigators. After Completing his FIT, he plans on obtaining his Certified Fire Investigator certification.
Nikki is our fun loving office manager who runs our office and handles all of the billing and other administrative duties. Not only will she bring a smile to your face, but with her amazing organizational & communication skills, she keeps the office running smooth and problem free.