Fire Protection & Code Consultant Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Fire Consultant, Active Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire, Fire Prevention, Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Waste Management, Fire Prevention Programs, Fire Administration, Uniform Fire Codes, HazMat, Fire Marshal, Fire Safety, Fire Cause Origin, Fire Causes, Fire Origin,Fire Department response time, fire alarm notices, Code Consulting, Research and identification of appropriate requirements based on each project’s unique situation; code equivalency development; innovative solutions which save time and money in design, construction and operations; development of approaches which integrate the various building systems into a comprehensive fire protection and life safety package, High Piled Storage, Hazardous Materials,

Related Experience

12/89 – Present So. California Fire Department
Deputy Fire Marshal, Hazardous Materials Program Manager
9/80 – 12/89 Hughes Aircraft Company Fire Department
Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Captain, Hazmat Coordinator

College Coursework and Supervisory Experience

I have accumulated over 110 hours of college units from various accredited colleges, with 76 of these units concentrated in fire science and hazardous materials management.

My supervisory experience began in 1985 where I held the position of suppression Captain for the Hughes Aircraft Fire Department.  I currently manage the functions of the Downey Fire Prevention Bureau and have been doing so since 1994.

Additional Coursework and Certifications

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Officer Level I, II & III- California State Fire Marshal
Fire Administration Management 2E – California State Fire Marshal
Management of Fire Prevention Programs – National Fire Academy

Fire Investigation

Fire Investigator I & II – California State Fire Marshal
PC 832 – Powers of Arrest /Firearms – California Peace Officer’s Commission
Bomb Recognition Certification – F.B.I. / L.A. Sheriff’s Dept
Special Deputy – United States Marshals Service

Hazardous Materials

Certified Hazardous Materials Technician – California State Fire Marshal
Registered Environmental Assessor – California EPA – No. 04085
Hazardous Waste Management Training – University of Irvine
Hazardous Materials Investigations – Department of Treasury
Hazmat IC/Scene Manager – California Specialized Training Institute
Hazardous Materials Laws and Regulations – University of Riverside
Hazmat Emergency Notification and Reporting Enforcement – US EPA
CalARP Training – Los Angeles County Fire Department
Fire Command 1B (Hazardous Materials I/C) – California State Fire Marshal
CAMEO – First Responder/Planner – California Specialized Training Institute
Certified First Responder – Department of Transportation

Other Related Skills

Uniform Fire Code Instructor for Western Fire Chiefs
Operations Liaison in the SEMS System
Perform Cause and Origin Fire Investigation duties
Administration and management of the Juvenile Fire setter Program
Administration of the Hazardous Materials Disclosure Program (SB1082)
CalARP Coordinator for the City of Downey
Provide fire prevention training to city personnel, the business community and the public.
Review EIR submittals for the City of Downey
Plan review and Fire Code interpretation
Fire Department Liaison for the City’s Geographical Information System Program

Downey Fire Department Chaplain and Coordinator for the CISM Program

 Related Affiliations

Past President of the Los Angeles Area Fire Marshals Association
Past Fire Prevention Chair for the LA Area Fire Chiefs Association
Member and past President of the Area “E” Arson Task Force
Fire Prevention/Arson Chair for the Area “E” Fire Chiefs Committee
Class “A” Member of the International Conference of Building Officials
Member of the NFPA1 Fire Prevention Code/Hazmat Technical Committee
Uniform Fire Code Chair for the Western Fire Chief’s Association
Past committee Chair for CALBO Fire Advisory Board

Participating Agency Liaison to the Los Angeles County Fire Department

Member of the California Conference of Arson Investigators
Member of the Bldg. Standards Comm. Fire Advisory – Plumbing., Elect. & Mech.
Member of the SFM & Life Safety Building Standards Advisory Board