- By Dan Ozimek
- Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010
2009 NCIAAI Investigator of the Year
Marty Whicker has been employed with Forsyth County Fire Department since January 1984. Marty has worked his way through the ranks of the Forsyth County Fire Department to his current position, serving as an Assistant Fire Marshal since September of 1987. Marty is now the primary fire investigator for the department. Marty has been successful in the arrest and prosecution of several major fire incidents in Forsyth County including a 30 million dollar warehouse fire, two First Degree Arson & Murder Investigations and numerous juvenile related fires.
A recent noteworthy case in which Marty has been involved, was working with investigators from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department on a two-month investigation of over 45 incidents that included malicious use of explosives to damage property, burning of personal property, breaking and entering and larcenies to churches, businesses, schools, vehicles, and vandalisms. This investigation resulted in the arrest of 6 individuals with a total of 59 felonies, and 76 misdemeanor charges.
Marty has recently accepted the responsibility of being Forsyth County Fire Department's first Accelerant Detector Canine Handler.
Marty has served in various positions with the NCIAAI, inlcuding President in 2009.
With his dedicated work to help in the reduction of arson related crimes, Marty Whicker is a valuable asset to the Forsyth County Fire Department and the NCIAAI.