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Russell L. Bush,
Private Investigator CFI
Curriculum Vitae



EMPLOYMENT:
Russell L. Bush Investigations-Owner
1247 Bellver Circle
Fallbrook, CA 92028 USA
Ph: (760) 723-4954
Fax: (760) 723-4954
Cell: (760) 644-1156
Private Investigator/Certified Fire Investigator
State License No. 19490
  • Origin & Cause Investigation
  • Arson Investigation
  • Fire Origin and Cause Training
  • Case Report Review and Analysis
  • Post Blast as related to Fires
  • Fire Cost Recovery Issues

CAREER:
Employed by:
2002 to Present: Owner Manager of Russell L. Bush
Investigations-Established 1997

1969 to January 6, 2002
North County Fire Protection District
315 E. Ivy Street
Fallbrook, CA 92028
PH: (760) 723-2012
Assignments:
  • Battalion Chief / Fire Marshal
  • Division Chief / Fire Marshal
  • Supervisor Fire Prevention / Arson Investigation Unit
  • Fire & Arson Investigation
  • Fire Origin and Cause Investigation Training
  • Code Enforcement - Plan Checks - Public Education
  • Custodian of Record
  • Cost Recovery Program Manager
Chronology:
  • 2000-2002: Division Chief / Fire Marshal / Fire and Arson Investigation
  • 1999-2000: Battalion Chief / Fire Marshal / Fire & Arson Investigation
  • 1983-1999: Captain Suppression / Fire & Arson Investigation
  • 1978-1983: Fire Prevention / Fire & Arson Investigation
  • 1976-1978: Fire Suppression / Fire & Arson Investigation
  • 1969-1976: Fire Suppression
1976 to 2002 assigned to supervise the District's Arson Investigation Unit and conducted criminal and civil investigations. (Peace Officer)
Duties included: law enforcement, origin and cause, training,
Fire analysis, identifying arsonists and apprehension.

Fire & Arson Investigation: Supervising four to five shift investigators
and case management as a field investigator.  Coordinate and initiate civil
litigation for collection of District funds expended on negligent or
criminal caused fires.

Preformed a variety of fire assignments including, but not limited to,
Incident Commander, Public Information Officer, Logistics Officer,
Division and Branch Assignments.

MEMBERSHIPS:
International Association of Arson Investigators
California Conference of Arson Investigators
  • 1995 to 2003 Education Committee- Re-Write Committee for Level
        1A & 1B Fire Investigation Curriculum
  • 1987-1988 President (CCAI)
  • 1986-1987 1st Vice President (CCAI)
  • 1985-1986 2nd Vice President (CCAI)
  • 1982-1985 Board of Director (CCAI)
  • 1981-1992 Training Committee (CCAI)
San Diego County Wide Fire & Arson Task Force
  • 1996-1999 Secretary
  • 1981-Chairman
  • 1986-1984-1983-1977-Co-Chairman
  • 1983-1980-1976-Secretary
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • California Firefighters Association
  • California Association of Licensed Investigators
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

TESTIMONY:
Escondido Superior Court, San Diego County
San Diego Superior Court, San Diego County
Vista Superior Court, San Diego County
El Cajon Superior Court, San Diego County
Escondido Municipal Court, San Diego County
Vista Municipal Court, San Diego County
Federal Grand Jury, San Diego County

CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION:
2004 Certified Fire Investigator -
California Conference of Arson Investigators
1994 Fire Prevention Officer III
1991 Fire Prevention Officer II 1990 Fire Prevention Officer I
1989 Chief Officer
1989 Fire Officer
1988 Fire Investigator II-CFI
1987 Firefighter II
1983 Teaching Credential CA.
         Palomar College-Fire Science
1983 Fire Investigator Instructor I
1981 Fire Investigator I
1977 Associates of Arts in Fire Science-
         Palomar College
1976 Peace Officer 832
1973 Certificate of Achievement in Fire
          Science Palomar College


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Additional Formal Fire and Law Enforcement Training Hours, in Excess of 2000 hours Approximately Eighty Additional College Units In fire and law enforcement Training. Not included on going annual training hours.

          INVESTIGATIONS:
Primary origin and cause investigator on over 1000 fires, including vehicles, wildland, structures, miscellaneous and post blast investigations.  Primary investigator in over twenty internal affairs investigations.  Primary and assisting investigator on several, fraud theft and burglary cases.

          WORK PRODUCT:
Published California Conference of Arson Investigators
1996 - August/ September Issue - Fire & Arson Investigator
Title: "Spread Too Fast To Be Accidental"

Conducted over 100 " Live Fire " Presumptive Burning Experiments
Developed several Investigation and Law Enforcement Policies for North County Fire Protection District.
Approximately 1750 hours of primary instructor in the investigation field at the Community College level


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