Charles joined S-E-A in 1988 and is currently a Senior Fire Investigator. He graduated from Mineral Area College in 1982 with an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Charles has extensive experience involving the investigation of fires and explosions in residential and commercial/industrial facilities. He has specialized expertise in the investigation of fires involving vehicles, over the road tractor-trailers, construction and industrial equipment, and agricultural machinery. He has provided expert testimony in state and federal courts in various jurisdictions. In addition to his experience with S-E-A, Charles has 10 years experience in law enforcement, and 27 years experience in volunteer fire service.
Charles is a licensed investigator in numerous states. He is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Missouri Division of Fire Safety Certified Fire Investigator (MO-CFI) and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). He is also a Certified Hazardous Material Technician. In 2012, Mr. Giessing was appointed by the Governor of Missouri to serve on the Missouri Board of Private Investigators and Private Fire Investigators Examiners. In addition, his professional affiliations include the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), the Missouri Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators, Illinois Chapter of the International Association of Fire Investigators, and the Professional Fire and Fraud Investigators Association (PFFIA).
11869 Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043