John Lentini

John Lentini is one of the few people certified to conduct both fire scene investigations and fire debris analysis. Mr. Lentini, currently an independent consultant, is nationally renowned in the forensic community for his knowledge of fire investigation science. He has conducted more than 2,000 on-scene investigations. Mr. Lentini has long been a proponent of standards for fire and other forensic investigations. He is a member of several national fire investigation technical committees and has served three terms as chairman of the ASTM Committee on Forensic Science. Mr. Lentini also has served as chairman of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) criminalistics section. In 2015, Mr. Lentini received the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Person of the Year Award in recognition of his work to advance the fire investigation profession and help prevent or reverse miscarriages of justice in arson cases. So far, he has helped ten people who were wrongly convicted win their release from prison.