Wildland Arsonists


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Ed Nordskog joins John again to discuss the many different aspects and considerations where wildland arsonists are concerned.
Ed has been an analyst/profiler on several major recent arson and fire death cases. Recently he was a retained Expert on the Ghost Ship warehouse mass-casualty fire (36 deaths). He has provided expert analysis and profiling to attorneys and prosecutors on multiple cases including serial arsonists, female serial arsonists and arson murder investigations; body dump arsons, and suicides by fire. He has been asked by several police agencies to examine numerous unsolved and Cold Case arson/murders.

Master Certified Fire Investigator; Bomb Technician (retired)


Author:Torchered Minds-Case Histories of Notorious Serial Arsonists”

Author:Fireraisers, Freaks and Fiends-Obsessive Arsonists in the California Foothills”

Author:The Arsonist Profiles”

Author: “Incendiary Devices: Investigation and Analysis”

Author: “Fire Death Scene Investigation”

Ed is in the process of finishing two additional books: One is on Wildland Arson Investigations and the final book is on Profiling the Criminal Bomber

Work History: Recently retired as a full time Arson/Bomb Investigator with Los Angeles Sheriff’s, since 1997. Investigated 2,100 arson cases and arrested/prosecuted 300 persons for arson related offenses. Testified as an expert in fire/arson on over 95 cases. Involved in over 60 fatal fire investigations and 46 serial arson investigations.

Conducted “render safe” operations to over 540 suspected hazardous devices (bombs).

Education: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice-Bemidji State University; Named “Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice”. Dean’s List Graduate-1982.

Master of Science in Emergency Services Management- Cal State Long Beach-2007.

Military: U.S. Marines, 1979-1990; Field Artillery, Terrorist Counter-Action, rank of Captain
Hosted by John MCDermott
Produced by John McDermott
Edited by Shawn "LSS" Smith

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