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Expert in Fire, Fire Management, Fire Code, Windows, Roofs, Fire Cause and Origin, Expert Witness

Expert ID: 729850 California, USA

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Expert is a Fire expert witness who is court qualified having testified over 100 times in deposition or trial. Expert has 40 years of experience in fire service administration, including strategic fire planning and evaluating public fire services. Additionally he’s qualified to testify in the administration of building and fire codes as well as laws, regulations, ordinances and standards, to evaluate fire and life safety. The training of fire professionals is another area of his expertise. Expert also was the chair of California’s Special Arson Task Force and has extensive experience in the investigation of fire origin, cause and spread. Additionally his expertise includes negligence of fire department operations and management. He is a leading expert in window safety and serves on the National Safety Councils Window Safety Task Force. He is a leading expert in fire safety roofing and wildland fire safety. He serves as Executive Director of the National Code Services Association of Western Fire Chiefs Association. He serves as Code Coordinator of the Western Fire Chiefs Association.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California - Sunnyvale, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: MBA Subject: Fire Protection Emphasis Institution: Golden Gate University
Year: 1978 Degree: BA Subject: Management, Fire Protection Emphasis Institution: University of Redlands
Year: 1966 Degree: AA Subject: Fire Science Institution: Mt. San Antonio College
Year: 1963 Degree: Certificate in Fire Science Subject: Institution: Mt. San Antonio College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1985 to 1992 Employer: State of California Title: Chief State Fire Marshal Department: State Fire Marshal Responsibilities: Senior Fire Official for the State of California with responsibilities for fire code enforcement, regulations promulgation, legislation, public education, state fire academy/training/certification and fire investigation.
Years: 1979 to 1985 Employer: Santa Clara County Title: Fire Chief/Emergency Services Director Department: City of Campbell Responsibilities: Responsible for fire suppression, code enforcement, fire investigation, emergency medical services and disaster preparedness/response for the City
Years: 1977 to 1979 Employer: City of San Bernardino Title: Fire Marshal/Emergency Services Coordinator Department: Fire Department Responsibilities: Responsible for fire suppression, code enforcement, disaster preparedness, and fire investigation.
Years: 1962 to 1977 Employer: Fire Departments Title: Fire Fighter to Fire Chief Department: Responsibilities: Increasingly responsible positions in fire suppression, code enforcement, fire investigation and emergency medical services.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is the Executive Director of the National Code Services Association of the Western Fire Chiefs Association. He is a member of National Safety Council Window Safety Task Force and former member of Fire Task Group. He is a member of the International Code Council and member and former president of the Forensic Expert Witness Association.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a lifetime California Communnity College Teaching Credential in Fire Science. He is a Licensed Private Investigator and Qualified Owner/Manager.
Awards / Recognition
Expert is the recipient of the Robert W. Gain Award.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has written or participated in the writing of 23 publications.

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