Our Instructors

VI Fire Forensics specializes in work-site portable fire extinguisher training for industry and the public, fire-safety education, and fire investigation training. Our instructors are experienced educators with extensive knowledge in fire safety.

  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Provide additional support when needed
  • Customize workshops to suit your organization
RIch Pala Instructor VI Fire Forensics Inc

Rich Pala

Rich has over 30 years of experience in public safety education and fire investigation. Rich is the Vancouver Island Regional Director for the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI) and the subject matter expert for the Nova Scotia Firefighters Schools fire investigation program.

Forensic Photography instructor Brad Walsh

Brad Walsh

Currently a police officer with a local municipality, Brad brings experience in forensics, documenting crime scenes including cases of arson.

Bill Murphy

Bill is a certified fire and explosion investigator for Atlantic Canada, with over 30 years of fire investigation experience. Bill delivers NFPA 1033 Fire investigator training for VI Fire Forensics Inc.

Mike Schmidt

With over 25 years in fire prevention and suppression, Mike brings a vast amount of experience as a public safety educator working with all aspects of Industry and the Private sector.

Megan Sabell Forensic Photography Instructor

Megan Sabell

Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Investigator, Megan offers her experience in fire investigation and extensive knowledge in photography.

Mark Pala

With over 18 years of fire suppression experience, Mark brings extensive knowledge and a hands-on practical approach to fire extinguisher training.

VI Fire Forensics

Specializing in fire investigation training and fire extinguisher training on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland of British Columbia.


Cell:  250-889-8172

Email:  info@vifireforensics.com

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