Fire Safety Expert Witnesses

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Fire safety expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including building construction, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial safety, and environmental science. Some of the most common fire safety expert witness specialties also include fire cause and origin investigation, fire protection engineering, fire suppression systems, flammable liquids, and arson investigation. They can opine on the effects of faulty wiring, improper storage of flammable materials, inadequate fire safety measures in buildings, failure of fire detection systems, and the impact of building materials on fire spread.

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Emergency Medical Services Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Emergency Medical Services Expert Witness | California

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California

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...

EMS and Fire Safety Expert Witness | ConnecticutView profile

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EMS and Fire Safety Expert Witness | Connecticut

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Connecticut

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...

Safety Management and Risk Assessment Expert Witness | MarylandView profile

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Safety Management and Risk Assessment Expert Witness | Maryland

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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....

Electrical Fires Expert Witness | WisconsinView profile

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Electrical Fires Expert Witness | Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

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.

Fire Analysis/Modeling Expert Witness | North CarolinaView profile

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Fire Analysis/Modeling Expert Witness | North Carolina

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North Carolina

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.

Combustion and Fire Research Expert Witness | MarylandView profile

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Combustion and Fire Research Expert Witness | Maryland

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Maryland

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...

Fire and Window Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Fire and Window Expert Witness | California

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California

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...

Wildland Fire Investigation Expert Witness | ArizonaView profile

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Wildland Fire Investigation Expert Witness | Arizona

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Arizona

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...

Fire Protection Engineering Expert Witness | MarylandView profile

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Fire Protection Engineering Expert Witness | Maryland

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Maryland

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...

Fire Safety and Building Codes Expert Witness | FloridaView profile

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Fire Safety and Building Codes Expert Witness | Florida

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Florida

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,...

Fire Origin & Cause Investigations Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Fire Origin & Cause Investigations Expert Witness | California

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California

This highly-qualified expert has over 40 years of experience as a firefighter, specializing in fire origin and cause investigations. Throughout his career, he has completed numerous fire safety training programs and completed fire investigation certificate programs through institutions such as the California State Fire Marshal's Office, the State of California, and the University of Washington....

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Fire Safety Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a fire safety expert witness in legal proceedings?

A fire safety expert witness provides specialized knowledge in fire prevention, protection, and investigation. They can testify on the cause and origin of fires, adherence to fire codes, and fire safety practices.

What types of cases might require a fire safety expert witness?

Cases involving property damage, personal injury or death due to fires, arson investigations, insurance claims, and disputes over fire safety regulations often require a fire safety expert witness.

Can a fire safety expert witness provide insight into specific fire-related incidents like industrial fires or wildfires?

Yes, many fire safety experts specialize in certain types of fires such as residential, commercial, industrial, or wildfires and can provide detailed analysis based on their expertise.

How can a fire safety expert witness help in an arson case?

In arson cases, a fire safety expert can analyze evidence from the scene, determine the cause and origin of the fire, and assess whether it was intentionally set.

Are there subspecialties within the field of fire safety that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, some experts may focus on areas like electrical fires, chemical fires, building code compliance, firefighting procedures, or fire alarm systems.

How does Expert Institute select its Fire Safety expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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