Mr. Farill started his public safety career as a police officer in 1986 before transferring to the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue as a Fire Investigator in 2002. As a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Fire Investigator and Investigator with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, he performed fire origin and cause investigations, criminal apprehension, interview and interrogation of suspects and witnesses, processing of evidence, and criminal investigations.
As the lead investigator, Mr. Farill’s forensic experience encompasses investigation of more than 1200 fires involving fire and explosion causation in industrial settings, residential and commercial structures, vehicles, marine vessels, aircraft, and wildland fires. Areas of expertise include management of fire scene analysis, evidence and data collection, monitoring of destructive and non-destructive testing, investigative interviews and scene photography. He has provided legal depositions and court testimony in support of legal and technical findings as an expert witness.
Mr. Farill is an IAAI-Certified Fire Investigator, a NAFI-Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, and Certified Marine Investigator with the International Association of Marine Investigators. He has received his Pro Board certification through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications as a Fire Investigator, NFPA 1033. He frequently instructs Fire Origin and Cause classes for the insurance industry.