FIREFIGHTING EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-520096
This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience as a firefighter and is equipped with a deep understanding of OSHA standards. He earned his BA in emergency and disaster management from American Public University and his MBA in finance from Columbia Southern University. He holds several certifications, including Six Sigma white belt and OSHA's 10 hour construction industry and 30 hour general industry certifications. He is active in his field as a member of several ...
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-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-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 ...

FIREFIGHTING EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Forensic Economics Expert Opines on Loss of Earnings for Injured Firefighter FIREFIGHTING Expert Case

This case involves a 35 year old male firefighter who was seriously injured while fighting a large building fire in Minneapolis. During the fire, the firefighter was scaling a ladder when he fell nearly 15 feet to the street below, suffering a severe back  …

Police Negligence Allegedly Leads to Firefighter’s Death FIREFIGHTING Expert Case

This case involves a state police force that was serving an arrest warrant on a dangerous criminal, who was know to be armed and related to an international drug smuggling operation in Georgia. When the officers got to the criminal’s house the saw smoke  …

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

This 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 electrical connections for the building’s coin-operated washing and clothes dry …

Child Suffers Life-Altering Burns Due to Negligent Park Safety Protocols FIREFIGHTING Expert Case

This case involves a child who was burned at a state park mobile home area when she fell into a campfire that had been improperly put out. The campsite was located on a sandy beach on a lake, and a previous group had put out their campfire by burying the  …

Fire Expert Witness’s Testimony Ruled Admissible in Arson Case FIREFIGHTING Expert Case

Case: State v. Barnett, 480 A.2d 791 (Me. 1984) Background: Defendant sought review of a decision from the Superior Court, Penobscot County (Maine), which, following a jury trial, convicted defendant for arson. Defendant contended that the justice pr …

Construction Workers Asphyxiated at Construction Site FIREFIGHTING Expert Case

Construction Workers Asphyxiated at Construction Site

This case involves a construction company that had been hired to build an industrial park with an office complex and landscaping that included a large plastic-lined pond. The pond’s water was to be controlled by opening and closing a gate valve in a 12-i …