TODD SOONG: IAAI/CFI, IAAI/CI, NAFI/CFEI
Todd Soong has investigated over 1000 fire events in the private and public sectors. He is also an adjunct instructor/subject matter expert for the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in the arson curriculum. Since 2015, he has provided instruction at the National Fire Academy campus as well as across the country with off-campus delivery of NFA courses. Along with this partnership, he is also an instructor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and has assisted with training at the National Center for Explosives Training Research (NCETR) in Huntsville, Alabama. Todd Soong has served as a fire analyst for NEFCO Fire Investigations since 2014.
As a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Todd is also a Certified Instructor (CI) as well as a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI). He has taught courses across the country for the IAAI including the 40-hour course on Fundamentals, Fire Dynamics, Electrical Fires. Todd is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI).
In the fire service, he has taught college-level courses (Firefighter I and II) at the local community college. He has instructed at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC), an international conference held annually in Indianapolis, Indiana, and attended by thousands of fire instructors.
Todd has had two articles published in Fire Engineering magazine, April 2014, Gasoline Construction, and April 2019, Spoliation vs. Overhaul.
Prior to becoming a full-time fire analyst, he served for 21 years at the Rock Community Fire Protection District. He retired as a captain serving most recently on a ladder truck company. He also served as a captain on a heavy rescue truck and an engine company for this fire district in the greater St. Louis, MO area.
Todd has been involved in adult education/training since the early 1990s. He has instructed in the EMS field to EMTs, paramedics, nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers by providing training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). He has also instructed Emergency Medical Technology courses at the EMT and paramedic levels.
Throughout his career in public service or private fire investigation, Todd has sought to improve his profession by providing the highest level of mentorship, coaching, and instruction. He has provided countless hours of instruction over a career spanning more than 30 years. He has experimented and recreated fire events hundreds of times and is always prepared and available to speak about his profession and experience.