FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-142214
This highly qualified expert has extensive experience in the field of fire protection engineering. He received his bachelors and masters from the University of San Diego, both in mechanical engineering. His PhD in mechanical engineering was also granted from UCSD. He is on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Wildland Fire as well as the NFPA Technical Committee on Wildlife and Rural Fire Protection. Currently he serves as an associate editor for a ...
Expert Witness: E-082058
This former Chief California State Fire Marshal is a consummate expert in fire protection, building codes, and window safety. He has over 40 years of hands-on expertise and currently serves as Executive Director of the National Code Services Association. He also served as the Chair of California‟s Special Arson Task Force and has extensive experience in the investigation of fire origin, cause and spread and also negligence of fire department operations and management. ...
Expert Witness: E-043890
This expert spent more than four decades with the New York City Fire Department, serving as a Battalion Chief for more than half of his career. He served as the Chief in Charge of Curriculum and Officer Development at the New York Fire Department Training Academy on Randall's Island, and is a regular speaker at the Fire Department Instructors Conference. He has authored numerous articles in firefighting publications and published a book on emergency response, which ...
Expert Witness: E-246682
This highly qualified fire cause investigation expert has nearly 30 years of professional experience. He completed prestigious fire science training at Mission College and is a certified fire service instructor and a California commercial pyrotechnician. Additionally, this expert is a licensed private investigator by the California Department of Consumer Affairs. He has completed additional vocational training and educational courses in investigation, homicide, ...
Expert Witness: E-142219
This highly qualified expert received his BS in Mechanical engineering, an MS in mechanical engineering and a second in aerospace engineering. His PhD in aerospace engineering was granted by the the University of Michigan. Formerly he served as as a senior fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in their fire research division. Currently he serves as professor and director of undergraduate studies for the department of fire protection at a major MD ...
Expert Witness: E-070923
This firearms and archery enthusiast and instructor has been involved in the field for over 41 years. He completed numerous training's with the U.S. Army, Armstrong State College and the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. The expert has completed numerous firearms and archery-related courses and instructor courses over the years; currently, he teaches Firearms and Archery Safety for the Department of Environmental Conservation with the State of New ...
Expert Witness: E-011979
This highly qualified expert has 44+ years of experience in Structural and Wildland Firefighting, Emergency and Disaster Response, which includes from basic hand crew work and entry level firefighter, up to and including being Incident Commander on thousands of emergency incidents. For the past 37 years he has been an instructor and an educational designer, developing and instructing courses in all types of Firefighting, Incident Command, and Emergency Response. He ...
Expert Witness: E-006677
This licensed paramedic has over 37 years of EMS experience with 22 years in an administrative capacity. In addition, he has a plethora of certifications including EMS instructor, OSHA compliance instructor, and Emergency Vehicle Operator Instructor (EVOC). Finally, he has held several extremely prestigious EMS related positions including the Director of Emergency Management for Portland, CT before opening his own EMS training firm.
Expert Witness: E-014523
This highly qualified expert has an investigative background having served in Law Enforcement (State & Federal), Fire Service, Fire & Arson Investigation, Emergency Medical, Search & Rescue and Criminal Investigation fields. He formerly was a Police Officer, a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and a Firefighter who specialized in fire, arson and explosion investigation. He currently owns and operates an Indoor Environmental Consulting company in AK that specializes in the ...

FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Fire Safety Expert Advises on Lack of Smoke Alarms in Fatal Apartment Fire FIRE DEPARTMENT Expert Case

…  case involves a fire that occurred in a large apartment building in a built-up, urban area. The fire allegedly began in a utility closet in the building’s basement, where …  rescued by firefighters. Despite the efforts of the fire department to save all of the trapped residents, a number of people perished in …

Allegedly Defective DVD Player Causes Fire FIRE DEPARTMENT Expert Case

Allegedly Defective DVD Player Causes Fire

…  to go outside. While outside, the DVD player caught on fire, burning the cabinet and most of the family room. By the time the family …  of the kitchen, and the family called 911. Upon the fire department‘s arrival, the fire had consumed most of the first floor. …

Design Defect Causes Clothing Iron to Burst Into Flames FIRE DEPARTMENT Expert Case

Design Defect Causes Clothing Iron to Burst Into Flames

…  where the electric cord met the base of the iron. As the fire spread onto the ironing board cover, the plaintiff unplugged the iron and …  to the bedroom. The plaintiff called 911, and the fire department extinguished the fire. It was later revealed that the fire caused …