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Expert in Fire Origin & Cause- Fire/Building/Life Safety Codes-Fire Dept.Operation/Procedure- Spoliation Issue


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Fire & Explosion Investigation Expert provides fire origin and cause investigations, fire consulting, and fire expert witness services throughout the United States and Canada. He is a Certified Fire Investigator with national and international certifications and have conducted thousands of investigations from small equipment to high rise fires.

Types of Investigations • LP & Natural Gas Fire & Explosions • Residential, Commercial, Industrial & High Rise • Auto, Truck & Heavy Equipment • Mobile Home, RV's, & Marine • Commercial Equipment • Hazardous Sites & Asbestos Services • Detailed site examinations to evaluate and analyze the fire loss • Detailed documentation with photographs, videotaping, diagrams and depiction of the scene • Comprehensive and objective reports detailing origin, cause and circumstances • Identify subrogation potential and liability exposure • Expert testimony and consultation for litigation support

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explosion cause

Fire Department Operations Firefighter Injuries & Operations Expert will review and analyze fire department management & operations for safety issues and compliance of operational orders as well as accepted practices.

• Communications and Response: Expert analysis of Fire Department records including: communication tapes, computer generated reports, dispatch records, response times and routes for compliance with accepted practices.

• Strategy and Tactics Operations: Expert analysis of strategy and tactics used on the fire ground for safety issues, compliance to accepted principals, practices and operating procedures and guidelines.

• Incident Command & Hazardous Operations: Expert analysis of Incident Command for fire and hazardous zone operations for compliance to accepted principals, practices and operating procedures and guidelines.

• Fire Department Safety & Accountability: Expert analysis of safety operations and personnel accountability used by fire departments. Incident analysis where safety operations and/or accountability were not in place, had failed or were ineffective.

• Injuries or Fatalities to Civilians & Fire Department Personnel: Expert analysis and consultation of fatalities or injuries to civilians or fire personnel. Our experts will analyze through records, communications, scene exam, interviews, and other information acquired to assist in determine the where, what, why, and how the incident occurred.

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emergency medical service

Arson Defense Civil Arson & Claim Denial, Criminal Arson & Aggravated Arson Defense Expert will evaluate and analyze fire incidents well after fire or police have complete their investigation, and provide you with the information necessary to determine the strengths and weaknesses in your case. We provide consultation over a broad field of fire related areas and provide the expert testimony you need. Our experts provide analysis and evaluation, consultation, Expert Testimony and strategy for pending litigation.

Services • Detailed site examinations and analysis • Detailed documentation, photographs, videotaping and diagrams • Detailed review of case documents • Expert report and opinions • Consultation for litigation support • Expert testimony

Cross Examination Strategies • Provide review of the opposing opinions • Provide opinions regarding the accuracy and reliability opposing expert opinions • Provide opinions pertaining to the opposing expert's opinions, position and professional qualifications

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arson investigation

Fire Safety Codes Smoke Detectors, Life Safety and Fire Code Analysis Expert will assist in personal injury cases where code compliance is in question. He has provided years of service to attorneys involving personal injury cases where smoke detectors or other building life safety systems are in question. Expert can provide you with a review and analysis of the subject property and provide information as to code compliance or non-compliance with current or past local or state codes.

Code Compliance • Building code violations • Fire code violations • Life Safety code violations • Smoke detector violations • Fire prevention analysis • Fire safety practices • Evaluations of proper type of fire and life safety systems • Provide litigation support in cases involving fire related deaths or injuries attributable to code violations

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National Fire Code


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Kenosha, Wisconsin;  and Gary, Indiana.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1994   Fire Science Technology   Fire Science   Oakton College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Fire Analysis

 

Fire Analyst

 

Provide consulting and expert witness services for clients in the area of fire origin and cause; fire/building/life safety codes usually involving fire fatalities or fire injuries; fire department operations/procedures/management usually involving firefighter deaths or injuries.

1990 to 2001

 

Probe Inc.

 

Fire Analysis

 

Fire Analyst

 

Provide consulting and expert witness services for clients in the area of fire origin and cause; fire/building/life safety codes usually involving fire fatalities or fire injuries; fire department operations/procedures/management usually involving firefighter deaths or injuries.

1969 to 1997

 

Skokie Fire Department

 

Fire Prevention

 

Deputy Fire Chief

 

Fire Suppression; Fire Investigation; Fire Prevention; Code Enforcement; Personnel/Administration.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

International Association of Arson Investigators; International Association of Fire Chiefs; National Fire Protection Association; Fire Marshals of North America; National Association of Fire Investigators.

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator; Certified Fire Investigator; Certified Arson Investigator; Certified Fire Officer

Professional Appointments

Fire Chief of Skokie Fire Department


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1969 to 1997   Skokie, Illinois Fire Department   Deputy Fire Chief   As a member of the Skokie Fire Department for 28 years he progressed from a firefighter/paramedic to the position of Deputy Fire Chief. Responsibilities included fire investigations; fire prevention and code enforcement; fire department management, etc.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Fire safety analysis of buildings or operations.
  • Life safety analysis of buildings or operations
  • Litigation support; case review for fire related lawsuits.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in cause & origin of residential fire, possibly improper fireplace installation.
  • Fire cause and origin expert in illinois for consulting on Cause & Origin inspection.
  • Fire Safety code expert for consulting on Fire Safety, Interior Finishes, NFPA 286, IBC 2009.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Extensive courtroom and testimony experience in civil and criminal matters, both for plaintiff and defense clients; and in federal, state and local jurisdictions.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on NFPA 51(B).
  • Fire fighting expert witnesses for consulting on techniques and amount of water used to fight a fire.
  • OSHA fire safety expert for consulting on life safety code and exit signs.
  • Expert witness in fire suppression systems for consulting on fire suppression system inspections.
  • Intota expert for consulting on fire system pump maintenance issues
  • Expert in arson for consulting on arson murder litigation case.
  • Fire prevention expert for consulting on residential litigation matter.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Spoliation of evidence


 

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