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Fire Protection Technology Program Instructor

Campus: Cascade, Public Services Education Building

705 N. Killingsworth       

e-mail:    edward.bonollo@pcc.edu

808-312-8296 (Hawaiian Standard Time) During PDT 8 am west coast is 5 am in Hawaii. During PST 8 am west coast is 6 am in Hawaii.


As you already know, I am an instructor for Portland Community College Fire Protection Technology Program. I have been instructing the Fire Investigation curriculum since 2004. I also instruct FP291 Fire Codes and Related Ordinances in Desire 2 Learn. What you may not know is that I live and work in Hawaii.

I currently am the Owner and Fire Investigator for Paradise Fire Consultants LLC. Paradise Fire Consultants LLC specializes in Origin and Cause fire/explosion investigations, fire code analysis, fire investigation training, and fire safety in the workplace.

I served over 39 years in the fire service.  I have proudly worked for a number of fire service organizations. The last 14 years was with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue as a Deputy Fire Marshal and Fire Investigator. I have also served in a variety of professional positions including Firefighter/Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Fire Prevention Specialist, Medical Officer, Captain and Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal.

I am a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) I am currently the Vice President for IAAI Hawaii Chapter 62 and past President for the Hawaii Chapter.  Past President of IAAI Oregon Chapter 31. I hold Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) and Certified Instructor (CI) with the IAAI. I am a member of the National Association of Arson Investigators (NAFI) and hold Certified Fire Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) with NAFI.  I hold a Fire Inspector II certification with the International Code Council (ICC). I’m the past Training Coordinator of the Metro Fire Investigation Task Force.

I have conducted over 1000 Fire/Explosion Investigations during my career.

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Services Administration from Eastern Oregon University.  An Associates degree from Edmonds Community College in Fire Command Administration and a Associates degree From Edmonds Community College in Fire Investigation. 

International Association of Arson Investigators

National Association of Fire Investigators