Month: October 2021

Christine Alfano, Ph.D., P.E., CCM, Now Serving Clients in Minnesota

Haag Engineering is pleased to announce that Christine Alfano, Ph.D., P.E., CCM, has joined our Minneapolis team, and is currently working with clients in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.

Dr. Alfano is a Senior Engineer and Meteorologist. She has been with Haag since 2017, previously in the greater Charlotte, NC area.

Her expertise includes damage assessment from tornadoes, hail, hurricanes, and other natural phenomenon. She conducts meteorological investigations, construction defect evaluations and building envelope system evaluations.

Dr. Alfano has achieved the Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) designation from the AMS, and is the only Professional Engineer in the United States to have both designations.

Christine Alfano can be reached via email or 952-808-7100.

Dr. Alfano’s Areas of Expertise includes:

  • Roofing Systems
  • Commercial and residential
  • Wind/hail damage evaluations
  • Quality of manufacture and installation
  • Building Envelope Systems
  • Commercial and residential
  • Wind/hail damage evaluations
  • Quality of manufacture and installation
  • Evaluation of Wind Damage to Structures
  • Commercial and residential
  • Hurricane, tornado, and straight-line wind evaluations
  • Construction Defect Evaluations
  • Commercial and residential
  • Moisture intrusion evaluations
  • Building code compliance
  • Meteorological Investigations
  • Severe weather events
  • Storm surveys
  • Precipitation/temperature/wind analysis

Licensed Professional Engineer- Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia


Haag Fire O&C is dedicated to providing the highest-quality forensic investigations of fires and explosions in the industry. Our team of seasoned and court-tested investigators is committed to quickly finding the answers you need through industry-recognized scientific methods. With a thorough understanding of subrogation, liability, and fraud, Haag Fire O&C makes your job easier by answering all of your questions for O & C investigation and providing technical reports, if requested, within 5 business days for most non-legal residential and auto assignments. The team is led by Director of Fire Investigation Services, Edward Roberts, IAAI-CFI– a seasoned fire investigator with over 1,500 fire investigations and 25 years of experience investigating fires.

Haag Fire e-Minute:


Why do we conduct fire investigations and why is it important to correctly classify the type of fire?

Edward G. Roberts, Director of Haag Fire O&C, breaks down the types of fires, why it makes a difference, and who should make that determination.

*More information on Haag Fire O&C and our team of seasoned fire investigators. 

*More information on Haag’s Certified Review Program.


Edward G. Roberts, IAAI-CFI, Director of Fire Investigation Services

As Director of Haag Fire O&C, I combine my lifelong experience and training in fire investigations with the training I received as an adjuster to create an approach to fire investigation and report product that best serves your needs through quick response time, clarity, and ease of use. As a member of a number of professional organizations, I am actively and constantly working to improve the industry of fire investigation.

  • 1500+ fire and explosion origin and cause investigations
  • Court-proven and reliable, including mediation, arbitration, and depositions
  • Published internationally
  • Obtain recorded statements
  • Provide educational programs to insurance and investigation communities

Any opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Haag Engineering Co., Haag Construction Consulting, Haag Education, or parent company, Haag Global, Inc.

Haag Welcomes Dion Saint, NAFI-CFEI, Fire Investigator in Florida

Firensics Welcomes Dion Saint, Experienced Fire Investigator in Florida

To Our Friends & Supporters:

Haag Firensics is pleased to announce the addition of Dion Saint, to our Tampa, Florida, team. He is certified and licensed to conduct fire and explosion origin and cause investigations and is available for losses throughout Florida.

Dion is a 14-year veteran of law enforcement, serving with local, state, and federal government in various positions. He retired from the Florida Bureau of Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigations and started his private fire investigation career in 2017. Dion is a licensed Private Investigator through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and is ready to handle your next investigation assignment today!

Here are a few details you should know about Dion:

  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • 350 fire and explosion investigations, including:
  • Fatality fires
  • Complex, multi-party fires
  • California wildland fires
  • Cabo San Lucas Baja California Sur, Mexico gas explosion
  • Deposition and trial experience, including civil, municipal/county, circuit, military court martial, and federal court
  • Provided expert opinion in circuit court proceedings in arson related cases
  • View Dion’s full CV here

For your investigative needs, Dion Saint can be contacted by calling (850) 899-6418 or by calling our office at (214) 290-8030.

Very truly yours,

Edward G. Roberts, IAAI-CFI, Director of Fire Investigation Services


Firensics response time to scene is 24-48 hours!
  • Fire Origin and Cause Investigations
  • Matterport and Drone Photography
  • Engineering Support
  • HAZMAT Investigations
  • Evidence Collection and Storage
  • Burn Testing
  • Code Research & Analysis
  • Expert Witness Testimony