Charles is as Fire Consultant at YOUNG and Associates responsible for origin and cause investigations related to fires and explosions. He retired from the Frederick County Maryland Division of Fire and Rescue in 2022 with over 35 years of Fire Department experience. Charles has extensive training and experience in forensic fire scene investigation and reconstruction. He is currently a NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Vehicle Fire Investigator, Fire Investigation Instructor and received Post Blast training from the Bureau of Alcohol Tabaco and Firearms. Additionally, he holds IFSAC Certification as a Fire Investigator, Fire Inspector III and Plans Examiner II. He has served on multiple Task Force Investigations with local, state and federal agencies and is a recognized expert as a fire origin and cause investigator. Charles received training from the National Fire Academy and University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute, and various other organizations.