Daniel Bonelli

Daniel Bonelli

Bonelli Expert Fire Consulting - A Division of Advanced Analysis, Inc.
31879 Corydon Road, Ste 130
Lake Elsinore , CA 92530
Office: 951-674-4140
Fax: 951-674-4170

Bonelli Expert Fire Consulting/Advanced Analysis, Inc. was founded in 2004. Mr. Bonelli’s career as a fire investigator began in 1991. Since then he has personally determined the origin and cause of over 6,000 fires and has supervised over 6,000 more. His experience as a firefighter, general building contractor and private investigator gave him the perfect foundation for insurance related property investigations. Mr. Bonelli holds degrees in Fire Science, Social and Behavioral Science and Business. He is certified as a fire investigator by four separate organizations at the state, national and international levels and is also certified as a fire investigation instructor. He also has recently received a Master Certified Fire Investigator designation from the California Conference of Arson Investigators. Mr. Bonelli has spoken or taught at numerous venues over the years regarding fire investigation and related issues and has testified as an expert over 20 times in civil, criminal and federal courts. He holds a general building contractors license and is a licensed private investigator in both California and Nevada.

Areas of Expertise:
• Origin and Ignition Scenario Validation
• Fire Spread Analysis
• Document Review and Critique
• Fire Department Liaison
• Fire Safety Equipment Analysis
• Surveillance Video Retrieval
• Commercial Kitchen Fires
• Aerial Photography

Areas of Expertise
  • Fire

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: State Licensed Private Investigator (CA-PI 17922, NV-954)
State License General Building Contractor #546202
Master Certified Fire Investigator – C.C.A.I. #505
Certified Fire Investigator – I.A.A.I. 22-008
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator – NAFI - #6617-7844
Certified Vehicle Fire, Arson, & Explosion Investigator -- NAFI-7844i
Certified Fire Investigation Instructor – NAFI - #6617-7844i
Certified Fire Investigator National Professional Qualifications System #43062
State Certified Instructor (Fire Behavior and Investigation)

Bachelor of Science - Organization Leadership - Azusa Pacific University
Associate of Science - Fire Science - Mt. San Jacinto College
Associate of Arts - Social and Behavioral Science - Mt. San Jacinto College

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: California Conference of Arson Investigators
International Association of Arson Investigators
National Association of Fire Investigators
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 13
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: February 6, 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 15
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 15


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