Thomas M. Sing


Adjunct Professor

Thomas M. Sing is the vice-president of Quest Analysis, Inc., d/b/a Quest Fire Analysis, and a fire and explosion analyst offering expert assistance regarding fire and explosion related matters. In addition to working in the private sector he conducts fire investigations for the Kendall County Fire Marshal’s office.

Mr. Sing’s experience as a fire & explosion investigator includes fires and explosions involving single and multiple occupancy structures, high-rise residential and commercial buildings, fatal fires involving civilian and line-of duty deaths of firefighters, commercial and industrial manufacturing facilities, wildfires, agricultural equipment, heavy equipment, motor-freight vehicles, yachts, pleasure craft, cars, wind turbines, and the petrochemical industry to include: waste water disposals, natural gas pipeline explosions with associated fires, oil & gas well sites, and on-site oil & gas fracturing equipment.


  • Criminal Justice BS Sam Houston State University
  • Fire, Arson, & Explosion Inv BS Eastern Kentucky University
  • Engineering Technology MS Fire Safety & Exp. Protection Oklahoma State University

Research/Academic Interests

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Oil & Gas Fires
  • Wildland Fire Investigation
  • Alternative Energy Fires
  • Development of Processes to Standardize Origin and Cause Investigation


Mr. Sing’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Sing, T. (2016). Utilizing Microsoft Excel to Produce Court Room Diagrams for Depth of Calcination Measurements. International Symposium of Fire Investigations.
  • Buc, E., Reiter, D., Battley, J., Sing, T.B., Sing, T.M. (2013). Method To Characterize Damage to Conductors from Fire Scenes. Fire and Materials – 16th annual international conference: San Francisco, CA

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Science Advisory Workgroup to Texas State Fire MarshalSubject Matter Expert – Fire Investigation
  • NFPA 921 Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigation – Technical Committee MemberSpecial Expert - Alternate
  • NFPA 1321 Standard for Fire Investigation Units – Technical Committee MemberSpecial Expert - Alternate
  • NFPA 1143 Standard on Wildland Fire Management – Technical Committee MemberSpecial Expert: Wildland Fire Investigation – Alternate
  • Forensic Fire Analysis Institute Advisory Board, Instructor
  • Collin County Fire Investigators Association Forensic Fire Death Investigation Course