François has a university degree in forensic science and criminology, researching electronics and arson.
He is a certified P.E in fire safety and a certified Fire Investigation Technician with the International Association of Arson Investigators.
François is an active member of the IAAI, the AFEPI (the French IAAI Chapter) and of the CE-AFI (the European Chapter of the IAAI).
A volunteer fire-fighter since 1984, qualified first aid and CPR instructor, a Fire Prevention specialist, he is also an instructor specialising in LPG vehicles fires.
François is on France’s International Criminal Court list of experts in the fields of fire-investigation and associated domains (smoke detectors analysis, restoration of CD/DVD). He has investigated fires ranging from small apartment fires to large industrial or commercial losses, including fatal fires.