Deon has served over 35 years in the UK Fire Service with the Greater Manchester Fire Service, with the last 12 years as a specialist fire investigator. Through his career Deon has reported on the cause of hundreds of fires since 1980, in his role as an operational fire officer and has investigated and reported on over 300 fires as a specialist fire investigation officer, presenting evidence in the criminal and Coroners courts.
Over a career spanning five decades Deon has studied, constantly learning all the technical and managerial skills required for his job. Deon is a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and member of the International Association of Fire Investigators for who he is the North West regional representative. Deon is dedicated to investing in the next generation of forensic investigators and has designed and delivered fire investigation training programmes for the Fire Service, Police and Forensic Students, whilst using his experience as a trainer to help develop IFIC Forensics’ personnel in their various roles.