John Lentini

John Lentini is one of a handful of people certified to conduct both fire scene investigations and fire debris analysis. He has personally conducted more than 2,000 fire scene inspections and has appeared as an expert witness on more than 200 occasions. He is an active proponent of standards for fire and other forensic investigations. He is a member of the NFPA Committee on Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications (1033) and has served three terms as chair of ASTM Committee E30 on Forensic Science. He is a member of the NIST/OSAC Sub-committee on Fire and Explosion Investigations, and serves on several scientific advisory panels.

John is a past Chairman of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Criminalistics Section. He received the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) 2015 “Person of the Year Award” in recognition of his work in moving the fire investigation profession forward and in helping to prevent or reverse miscarriages of justice in arson cases.


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