Phoenix - Fire O&C Expert George Pickett

PHOENIX, AZ (January 4, 2016) - ProNet Group, a leader in forensic engineering and consulting services to the insurance, legal, construction, and corporate risk management industries since 1990, announces that George Pickett, CFI, CFEI, has joined the firm as Senior Fire Investigator for Arizona, California and Nevada.

Mr. Pickett's full time experience in the Fire Service, Building Construction, Environmental and Hazardous Material field spans more than thirty-five (35) years, including the last thirteen (13) years in the private sector conducting over 2,000 fire origin and cause investigations. He has extensive experience in leading and managing the investigation of large loss fire and explosion scenes, and conducting fire investigations of commercial properties, residential properties, heavy equipment, boats and vehicles throughout the United States, Mexico, and South America.

Additionally, he has successfully qualified as an expert in fire origin and cause in Arizona, California, Nevada, Idaho, and Florida judicial courts, and has provided expert testimony in depositions and trial.

Previously, Mr. Pickett served in some of the busiest units in the history of FDNY (Fire Department of New York), which included Manhattan's Lower East Side and the financial district. He also participated in search and recovery operations at the World Trade Center after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.