William T. Lewis is certified Fire Investigator by the International
Association of Arson Investigators and is certified as a Fire Marshal/Fire
Investigator by the State of Connecticut.
Mr. Lewis served with the Connecticut State Police Department for
over 27 years before retiring as Senior Investigator of the Bureau of
Investigations and Enforcement of the Office of State Fire Marshal. During
his State Police career, while assigned to the Bureau of Investigations and
Enforcement he spearheaded several successful Arson Task Forces and handled
many major fire investigations. He has been lead investigator of over 500
fires and explosions for the Office of State Fire Marshal.
He is courtroom certified
as an Expert in Fire Origin and Cause Investigation and in Fire Suppression.
Mr. Lewis is the Fire
Chief of the 120 member Town of Windsor Fire Department and has been a
member of the department for over 30 years.
He has received numerous awards and commendations for his work in
the investigation field including being named the Connecticut Chapter of the
International Association of Arson Investigators 1993 Investigator of the
Year. He is a past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the
International Association of Arson Investigators and past President of the
Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association. He serves on the Arson Reward
Committee and has served on the CL&P Task Force, which promotes and makes
recommendations for electrical safety of emergency personnel. He is a
member of numerous associations including the National Fire Protection
Association, Connecticut Fire Marshal’s Association, Capitol Region Fire
Marshal’s Association, Connecticut Irregular’s Association, Police
Association of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Police Academy Alumni
Mr. Lewis has lectured and conducted training sessions dealing
with Fire Investigation and Fire Suppression throughout the State of
Bill brought his vast knowledge and experience to Acacia
Investigations in September 2001.