January was a fantastic month for me. I was invited to join the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. I was accepted on ASTM’s Committee on E58 Forensic Sciences. Most importantly I testified in a criminal trial and helped to keep an innocent person out of prison. I alway told people that my job as a fire investigator is to help save lives, but always though it be in a very intangible sort of way. I never imagined it could be so immediate, direct or dramatic.