Expert 528841 - WA


Expertise Description

With over 20 years of fire service experience, my expertise includes suppression, technical rescue, EMS, investigations, hazardous materials response, fires and explosions involving single and multiple occupancy structures, high-rise residential, commercial buildings, fatal fires,commercial and industrial manufacturing facilities, heavy equipment and vehicles, post-blast events, and large loss fires. I have additional knowledge in marine-related fires and have experience in all areas of the marine industry, including yachts, pleasure craft, commercial vessels (cargo vessels, fishing vessels, tugs, and fish processors), transport vessels, military vessels, marinas, off-shore oil and petrochemical facilities. I have prior experience providing consultations and depositions as a fire service expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Arson Explosion Investigations Oklahoma State University
B.S Fire/Arson/Explosion Investigation Eastern Kentucky University
B.S. Fire and Safety Engineering Technology Eastern Kentucky University
A.S. Fire Science Bellevue Community College

Licenses Certifications

Certified Fire Investigator; Washington/IFSAC
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator; NAFI
Fire Investigator Technician; IAAI
Hazardous Material Technician; IFSAC
Emergency Medical Technician; Washington State

Awards & Affiliation

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
International Association of Fire Investigators (IAFF)
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
Washington Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators

Primary Affiliation

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)



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