Dynamic Training

Phyl’s dynamic training style and use of blue dye to re-create burns caused by liquid, has earned him the nick name “The Blue Dye Guy”. Phyl pioneered the technique using a package of dark blue clothing dye and water. Using re-creation as a training technique, Phyl shows how a ”wet” burn can be determined to be accidental or non-accidental. The re-creation is also useful during investigation and demonstrative evidence in the courtroom.

Sparing in a burn injury can often tell more about how the burn occurred than the burn itself. Phyl explains the importance of recognizing what the sparing is telling you by pointing out the area which is NOT burned.

The training is not limited to immersion burns. Many forms of wet and dry contact burns, including cigarette lighters are discussed. Phyl uses experience-based training designed to give the learner practical experience with suspicious injuries.

Phyl utilizes experience-based training, encouraging the learner to solve the problems presented to them, instead of believing because, “I say it is so.”

Phyl has been the featured keynote speaker at numerous state, national and international conferences.

Phyl has put together a team of experts which can provide up to three days of training for your agency or organization. Seminar topics include:

Burns, Bites and "A Case Study in Torture"

Instructor: Phylip

Shaken Baby and Child Death Investigation

Instructor: Pam Lawson

Child Abuse & the Law

Instructor: Seth Goldstein

Custom Classes

We can also create a course to fit any need, just contact us for more information!


Seminar attendee

St. Louis, MO

"Fantastic. Blue dye demonstration was great."

Seminar Participant

North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center

"Some instructors lecture, Phyl helps you learn."


San Antonio, TX. Police Department

"This class helped us to quickly solve a child abuse cigarette lighter burn case."

Seminar attendee

Leicester, England

"Bring him back next year.....I don't care what he is teaching."