Michael R. Grasso, known to all as “Mickey”, joined Acacia
Investigations in 2005. He is a certified Connecticut Fire Marshal
and Fire Investigator and has served as a police officer, firefighter,
and fire inspector. Mickey currently serves as a Fire Marshal in a
Western Connecticut community. He has over twenty
five years experience in fire investigation.
Mr. Grasso has specialized training in fire and explosion
investigation having attended courses at the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico,
Virginia; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms National Training
Academy at Glynco, Georgia; National Fire Academy in Emmitsberg,
Maryland; U.S. Department of Justice and F.B.I. Bomb and Terrorist
Schools in New Mexico, as well as the Connecticut State Fire School and
State Fire Marshal’s Precertification School. Mickey has also attended
Western Connecticut State University taking law enforcement courses.
Additionally, he has extensive training in fire suppression, fire code,
emergency medicine and hazardous materials.
Mickey has memberships and affiliations with numerous
professional organizations including the Connecticut Fire Marshal’s
Association, New England Fire Marshal’s Association, Fairfield County
Fire Marshal’s Association, Connecticut Chapter International
Association of Arson Investigators, International Association of Bomb
Technicians and Investigators and National Association of Fire
In addition to being certified by the Connecticut Department
of Public Safety as a Fire Investigator and Fire Marshal, he is licensed
as a Private Investigator by the State of Connecticut. Interestingly,
Mr. Grasso has worked in the past for a fuel oil company, as a
carpenter, as a patient care technician and as a funeral home
assistant. He is an extremely competent interviewer and fact gatherer.
Mr. Grasso is a detail-oriented and thorough
investigator, who has testified as an origin and cause expert witness in
court and at depositions. He is highly regarded by his peers in law
enforcement and the fire service. We are pleased to have him on our