This case takes place in California and involves a fire expert witness, who was requested to testify on behalf of a plaintiff killed during the course of his duties as a volunteer firefighter. The individual in question was working with the forestry department during a forest fire, where he was ordered to help prepare a fireline by clearing brush. Other members of the team used chainsaws to remove trees in the area. A tree was felled by another member of the team which landed squarely on the plaintiff, killing him instantly. A fire causation safety expert witness was requested to testify regarding protocols to safely utilize chainsaws for firefighting purposes in a forest setting. It is alleged that poor supervision of the volunteers charged with working with the chainsaws directly lead to the plaintiff’s death.