FIRE SAFETY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-496795
This highly qualified expert has extensive experience with fire safety and building codes. Over the course of his career, he has completed multiple professional development certificate courses, including an emergency medical technician certificate and a firefighter certificate of compliance at Indian River State College, an aircraft rescue fire fighting program at Mississippi Fire Academy, emergency services leadership institute, and certification courses at Florida ...
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-095084
This expert has over 20 years of experience in wildland fire investigation, suppression, prescribed fire, and training. He is currently the President/Owner of a private wildfire investigation, consulting, and training firm. Previously, he served as a Special Agent with the US Forest Service, specializing in wildland fire investigation and performing as the national wildland fire investigation expert, as well as, detailing as the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge. He was ...
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-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-143683
This fire analysis expert received his PhD in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech. He is a licensed fire protection engineer. He has been involved in research for over 17 years and is currently an associate professor in fire safety engineering technology at an elite university.
Expert Witness: E-074336
This electrical expert has nearly forty years of experience in the electrical industry, having been a licensed Master Electrician for a quarter century. He currently serves as a faculty member in the electrical apprenticeship program at a technical college in Wisconsin. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors.
Expert Witness: E-009248
This expert has over 10 years of professional experience in OSHA & MSHA advisory services, specifically as it relates to hazardous materials management, oil & gas rig safety, environmental engineering, and fire safety. He earned a Master of Occupational Safety & Health/Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University and a PhD in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Safety Professional through Board of Certified Safety ...
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-004462
This expert is a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, California Council of EMS Educators, California Fire Chiefs, California EMS Educator/QI Group, and National Association of EMS Educators. He is currently the President and Education Program Director of a private EMT training center. He has 26 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services and 20+ years as an Educator. This expert also has extensive expert witness experience.

FIRE SAFETY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Woman Is Severely Burned In Space Heater Fire FIRE SAFETY Expert Case

Woman Is Severely Burned In Space Heater Fire

…  claim involves an apartment fire that was allegedly caused by a space heater. The fire took place in January a week after the heating system in the plaintiff’s …  or furniture. One night, the space heater suddenly caught fire. As a result of the fire, the plaintiff suffered burn injuries to her hand …

Electrical Utility Provider Allegedly Causes Widespread Fire FIRE SAFETY Expert Case

Electrical Utility Provider Allegedly Causes Widespread Fire

…  case involves an expansive wildfire in Texas that destroyed more than 3,000 structures and resulted in …  Investigations have concluded that the majority of the fire was caused by equipment and infrastructure maintained by a major …  As part of the growing set of legal cases surrounding the fire, a team of electrical utility experts familiar with fire risk mitigation, …

Forensic Engineer Determines Cause Of Gas Turbine Explosion FIRE SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a gas turbine explosion at a power plant in New Mexico that killed 2 workers. Further investigation of the turbine revealed that the compressor had suffered erosion damage causing changes in the blade profiles and airflow. The turbine in …

Substandard Industrial Safety Blamed For Commercial Aircraft Fire FIRE SAFETY Expert Case

…  several pilots that perished in a commercial aircraft fire. The fire occurred at an industrial gas dispensing station. As one of the …  device on site to prevent spark. An expert in industrial safety was sought to opine on the liability for this accident as well as the …

Substandard Plant Management Blamed for Industrial Gas Pump Fire FIRE SAFETY Expert Case

…  involves a truck driver who sustained full-body burns a fire at an industrial gas pump. When he began to dispense the gas using the …  provided, it sparked and caused the truck to catch on fire. The individual sustained third-degree burns covering 90% of his body. The …

Negligence by Road Crew Allegedly Causes Wildfire FIRE SAFETY Expert Case

Negligence by Road Crew Allegedly Causes Wildfire

…  case involves a fire which was allegedly sparked by a power line that came into contact with a tree, resulting in a wildfire that spread across numerous ranches and homes in Montana. After an investigation, it was determined that the fire started near a site where a municipal crew was trimming tree limbs away …

E-Cigarette Battery Explosion Causes Significant Leg Injuries FIRE SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a plaintiff in Illinois who was injured when e-cigarette batteries in the pocket of his pants exploded. On the date of the incident in question, the plaintiff had been driving for several hours to meet a friend in another city. Throughou …

Police Negligence Allegedly Leads to Firefighter’s Death FIRE SAFETY Expert Case

…  criminal’s house the saw smoke coming from the garage. The fire department was called, and a fire fighter was sent inside the garage to investigate. Upon entering the …