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Michael J Slifka, PE
Middleton, Wisconsin
3221 Conservancy Lane, 53562


Contact:  Michael J Slifka PE
www.michaelslifka.com
608-827-5241 Or Toll Free
firepro1pe@aol.com
3221 Conservancy Lane
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

Contact:  Michael J Slifka PE
www.michaelslifka.com
608-827-5241
firepro1pe@aol.com
Drawing on 50+ years of knowledge & experience.
Michael J Slifka,
is a dedicated and skilled expert with a highly successful record of accomplishments in litigation, fire investigation, fire testing, fire engineering design, building code & fire code consultation
Michael Slifka brings a multi-faceted array of capability and experience in fire protection consulting to your needs and the ability to guide you to the easiest approach to achieve the optimal solution.
Michael Slifka has been internationally recognized in litigation support and qualified as an expert witness consulting on cases in the United States and its Territories.
Michaels Slifka, ~ Cell Number 608-692-3096.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Accidents,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Safety Engineering, 


Drawing on 50+ years of knowledge & experience.
Michael J Slifka,
is a dedicated and skilled expert with a highly successful record of accomplishments in litigation, fire investigation, fire testing, fire engineering design, building code & fire code consultation
Michael Slifka brings a multi-faceted array of capability and experience in fire protection consulting to your needs and the ability to guide you to the easiest approach to achieve the optimal solution.
Michael Slifka has been internationally recognized in litigation support and qualified as an expert witness consulting on cases in the United States and its Territories.
Michaels Slifka, ~ Cell Number 608-692-3096.

Fire & Risk Engineering
Long Valley, New Jersey
9 Flintlock Drive, Suite 100, 07853


Contact:  Robert Malanga
www.fire-risk.com
908-876-3255 Or Toll Free
email@fire-risk.com
9 Flintlock Drive, Suite 100
Long Valley, New Jersey 07853

Contact:  Robert Malanga
www.fire-risk.com
908-876-3255
email@fire-risk.com
Expert Engineering and Scientifically Based Forensic Fire Analysis
Dedicated to the preservation of life, property and continuity of operations from fire, process hazards and related perils.
FIRE & RISK ENGINEERING
was established to provide expert guidance in the forensic analysis of fires, explosions and related incidents; in addition to post-incident evaluation, this includes the ability to provide direction with regard to the taking of pre-emptive action for protection against these types of losses. Primary expertise in this arena includes scientific and engineering-based knowledge and application of the chemistry, physics and dynamics of fire; the interaction of fire protection, construction and life safety systems; the complexities that affect both conventional and atypical fire behavior and spread; relevant human behavior parametrics that relate to life safety; and the performance of fire protection systems, all of which are dependent variables that are critical to these evaluation. Our solid background, diverse capabilities and responsiveness are especially important for those projects having complex engineering, technological and business risk dynamics.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Building Code Compliance,  Code Compliance,  Engineering,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Forensic Engineering, 


Expert Engineering and Scientifically Based Forensic Fire Analysis
Dedicated to the preservation of life, property and continuity of operations from fire, process hazards and related perils.
FIRE & RISK ENGINEERING
was established to provide expert guidance in the forensic analysis of fires, explosions and related incidents; in addition to post-incident evaluation, this includes the ability to provide direction with regard to the taking of pre-emptive action for protection against these types of losses. Primary expertise in this arena includes scientific and engineering-based knowledge and application of the chemistry, physics and dynamics of fire; the interaction of fire protection, construction and life safety systems; the complexities that affect both conventional and atypical fire behavior and spread; relevant human behavior parametrics that relate to life safety; and the performance of fire protection systems, all of which are dependent variables that are critical to these evaluation. Our solid background, diverse capabilities and responsiveness are especially important for those projects having complex engineering, technological and business risk dynamics.

Fire/Reconstruction Consultants, Inc.
Cape Canaveral, Florida
P.O. Drawer 307 , 32920-0307


Contact:  Walter P Godfrey
www.fireexpert.com
321-868-7890 Or Toll Free
fireexpert@fireexpert.com
P.O. Drawer 307
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920-0307

Contact:  Walter P Godfrey
www.fireexpert.com
321-868-7890
fireexpert@fireexpert.com
Mission Statement: Fire/Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. is in the business of providing Accurate, non-biased Technical Independent Investigations to determine the Origin & Cause of Fires & Explosions in Structures, Vessels & Vehicles for our clients. Our diverse team of Fire & Explosion Investigators, Analysts, Experts, & Forensic Engineers provide; fast mobilization, accurate, thorough, integrity based results along with complete litigation support to Marine, Property, Casualty Insurers, Manufacturers & the Legal Profession Worldwide.

The focus of our final delivered product/service is two-fold:
1st)
We are retained in order to technically determine what occurred, how the loss, injury or wrongful death could have been avoided and who or what was at fault and
2nd) by what is expressed in our Mission Statement. On a more minor point, we would like to say that while complex claims or lawsuits cannot be made completely simple due to the legal terminology or technical explanation required, they can be made clear for the jury to thoroughly understand.
Information:  
Civil Litigation,  Earthquake Damage,  Electrical Engineering,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Forensic Engineering,  Forensic Safety,  Manufacturing Accidents,  Mechanical Engineering, 


Mission Statement: Fire/Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. is in the business of providing Accurate, non-biased Technical Independent Investigations to determine the Origin & Cause of Fires & Explosions in Structures, Vessels & Vehicles for our clients. Our diverse team of Fire & Explosion Investigators, Analysts, Experts, & Forensic Engineers provide; fast mobilization, accurate, thorough, integrity based results along with complete litigation support to Marine, Property, Casualty Insurers, Manufacturers & the Legal Profession Worldwide.

The focus of our final delivered product/service is two-fold:
1st)
We are retained in order to technically determine what occurred, how the loss, injury or wrongful death could have been avoided and who or what was at fault and
2nd) by what is expressed in our Mission Statement. On a more minor point, we would like to say that while complex claims or lawsuits cannot be made completely simple due to the legal terminology or technical explanation required, they can be made clear for the jury to thoroughly understand.

Rapperport Associates Inc
Lexington, Massachusetts
8 Wallis Ct, 02421


Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001 Or Toll Free
dan@rapperport.com
8 Wallis Ct
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001
dan@rapperport.com

Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

CELL NUMBER ~ 339-222-2822
Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Structural Failure, 


Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

CELL NUMBER ~ 339-222-2822
Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.

Glenn D. Peterson PE
Oakland, California
2651 Carisbrook Dr., 94611


Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743 Or Toll Free
GlennPeterson@msn.com
2651 Carisbrook Dr.
Oakland, California 94611

Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743
GlennPeterson@msn.com
Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Defects,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations, 


Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.

Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation
Hampton, Virginia
2503 58th Street Suite A, 23661


Contact:  Robert Kochan, ME, CMI, DABFET, FACFEI, CXLT
www.forensic-analysis.com
757-265-9333 Or Toll Free 800-224-3595
corporate@4n6engr.com
2503 58th Street Suite A
Hampton, Virginia 23661

Contact:  Robert Kochan, ME, CMI, DABFET, FACFEI, CXLT
www.forensic-analysis.com
757-265-9333 Or Toll Free 800-224-3595
corporate@4n6engr.com
Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation (FAEC) is more than an engineering firm. Our team of professional engineers, qualified scientists and specialized experts will work with you to resolve your case quickly, accurately and objectively. We have been providing a broad range of forensic investigations for a diverse worldwide client base for more than 50 years, by solving thousands of puzzling questions and helping settle billions of dollars in claims and personal losses spanning the gamut from fire & explosions, accident reconstructions, storm & catastrophic events, product defects to a wide array of marine losses. FAEC has a well-founded reputation for providing defendable, court-approved analyses which convincingly define why an event occurred. Our rapid response team is ready 24/7 to support your file effort by getting the answers you need, when you need them!
Information:  
Accident Injury,  Accident Reconstruction,  Admiralty,  Amusement Parks,  Automobile Accidents,  Aviation,  Biomechanics,  Biomedical and Biomechanical Injury Analysis,  Biomedical Engineering,  Boating,  Building Code Compliance,  Carbon Monoxide,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Code Compliance,  Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction,  Computer Data Recovery,  Computer Forensics,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Consumer Products,  Document Alterations,  Document Analysis,  Document Examiner,  Document Management,  Earthquake Damage,  Electrical Engineering,  Elevators and Escalators,  Equipment and Machinery,  Failure Analysis,  Farms and Farm Safety,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Food Safety,  Forensic Engineering,  Forklifts,  Geotechnical Engineering,  Groundwater Resources and Contamination,  Hail Damages,  Handwriting Experts,  Human Factors,  Hurricane Damage,  HVAC Investigations,  Indoor Air Quality,  Industrial Accidents,  Job Safety Analysis,  Lab Testing and Analysis,  Ladders and Manlifts,  Litigation Support,  Machine Safety,  Manufacturing Accidents,  Maritime,  Materials Science,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Mold and Moisture,  Motor Vehicles,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Noise Measurement and Control,  Occupational Injury,  Office Buildings,  Oil and Gas,  OSHA,  Paint and Coatings,  Park and Playground Accidents,  Patents,  Personal Injury,  Pipeline Pressure Vessels Failure,  Plumbing,  Process Safety Chemicals and Oil Refining,  Product Failure,  Product Failure Determination,  Product Liability,  Reconstruction,  Reinforced Concrete and Masonry,  Roofing and Waterproofing,  Safety Engineering,  Shooting Incident Reconstruction,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Solar Energy,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure,  Toxic Exposures,  Trial Consultants,  Water and Flood Damage, 


Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation (FAEC) is more than an engineering firm. Our team of professional engineers, qualified scientists and specialized experts will work with you to resolve your case quickly, accurately and objectively. We have been providing a broad range of forensic investigations for a diverse worldwide client base for more than 50 years, by solving thousands of puzzling questions and helping settle billions of dollars in claims and personal losses spanning the gamut from fire & explosions, accident reconstructions, storm & catastrophic events, product defects to a wide array of marine losses. FAEC has a well-founded reputation for providing defendable, court-approved analyses which convincingly define why an event occurred. Our rapid response team is ready 24/7 to support your file effort by getting the answers you need, when you need them!

Meier Fire Investigation LLC
Bradenton, Florida
4440 5th St West, 34207


Contact:  Rich Meier
http://www.meierfire.com/
941-900-1234 Or Toll Free
office@meierfire.com
4440 5th St West
Bradenton, Florida 34207

Contact:  Rich Meier
http://www.meierfire.com/
941-900-1234
office@meierfire.com
Our principal expert, Richard Meier, is a full time fire and explosion investigator, analyst, researcher, author, and civil and criminal court qualified expert witness. He has investigated fires and explosions from Miami Beach, Florida to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, and has been involved numerous high profile, nationally covered cases such as the 2012 fatal high rise fire in Chicago (the woman in the elevator); the 2012 explosion and fire at JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City; and the infamous 2013 explosion of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, and 2015 house explosion in Detroit, Michigan.

In all of his cases Mr. Meier brings to bear not only his years of training and experience as a fire investigator, but also his training and experience as a design and manufacturing engineer. Finding the cause of a fire or an explosion requires not only an understanding of fire, but an understanding of how all the components contributing to a fire work together to create the event. It also requires knowing how everything works, and more importantly, how everything fails. This is the kind of knowledge that is only acquired over decades of designing, building, troubleshooting and fixing a multitude of products. It is that knowledge that puts him well ahead of the competition.

Meier Fire performs Origin and Cause Investigations; Evidence Collection, Documentation and Preservation; Evidence Inspections and Examinations; Witness Interviews; Complex Analysis; Standards and Codes Research; Laboratory Testing of Products and Material Flammability; Litigation Support; Expert Witness Testimony; and Research into Topics of Interest to the Fire Investigation Community. We are knowledgeable in Fire Prevention, Protection and Suppression; Firefighter procedures; the Insurance industry; Large Loss Cases; Vehicles, Vessels, and Heavy Equipment; Labels, Warnings, and Instructions; Civil and Criminal Law as it concerns Fire Investigation; and Rules of Evidence for Criminal and Civil Court Proceedings.
Information:  
Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations, 


Our principal expert, Richard Meier, is a full time fire and explosion investigator, analyst, researcher, author, and civil and criminal court qualified expert witness. He has investigated fires and explosions from Miami Beach, Florida to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, and has been involved numerous high profile, nationally covered cases such as the 2012 fatal high rise fire in Chicago (the woman in the elevator); the 2012 explosion and fire at JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City; and the infamous 2013 explosion of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, and 2015 house explosion in Detroit, Michigan.

In all of his cases Mr. Meier brings to bear not only his years of training and experience as a fire investigator, but also his training and experience as a design and manufacturing engineer. Finding the cause of a fire or an explosion requires not only an understanding of fire, but an understanding of how all the components contributing to a fire work together to create the event. It also requires knowing how everything works, and more importantly, how everything fails. This is the kind of knowledge that is only acquired over decades of designing, building, troubleshooting and fixing a multitude of products. It is that knowledge that puts him well ahead of the competition.

Meier Fire performs Origin and Cause Investigations; Evidence Collection, Documentation and Preservation; Evidence Inspections and Examinations; Witness Interviews; Complex Analysis; Standards and Codes Research; Laboratory Testing of Products and Material Flammability; Litigation Support; Expert Witness Testimony; and Research into Topics of Interest to the Fire Investigation Community. We are knowledgeable in Fire Prevention, Protection and Suppression; Firefighter procedures; the Insurance industry; Large Loss Cases; Vehicles, Vessels, and Heavy Equipment; Labels, Warnings, and Instructions; Civil and Criminal Law as it concerns Fire Investigation; and Rules of Evidence for Criminal and Civil Court Proceedings.

Robertson Engineering Investigations LLC
Mesilla Park, New Mexico
P.O. Box 820, 88047


Contact:  Cale Robertson, MSME, PE, CFI-IAAI, ACTAR
http://www.reifire.net
575-644-9595 Or Toll Free
rei@reifire.net
P.O. Box 820
Mesilla Park, New Mexico 88047

Contact:  Cale Robertson, MSME, PE, CFI-IAAI, ACTAR
http://www.reifire.net
575-644-9595
rei@reifire.net
Robertson Engineering Investigations, LLC (REI) is a private forensic engineering firm that provides forensic engineering services to both the insurance and legal communities. REI experts are court qualified Licensed Professional Engineers with extensive training, experience and certifications related to fire investigation, fire science, accident investigation and reconstruction, and general product failure analysis. REI investigators hold the distinguished Certified Fire Investigator (CFI-IAAI) certification and are also certified accident reconstructionists through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). REI is dedicated to providing accurate, complete and timely investigations that are based on scientific principles. Identifying the root origin and cause of incidents, which have significant cost in terms of either pain and suffering or monetary loss, is the only way for society to correct, improve and/or remove defective products from harms way. This is why REI is dedicated to identifying the facts and the root cause of such incidents and will not become an advocate for one party or another. REI Location Google Maps Zoomed Out REI's regular service areas include New Mexico, Texas and Arizona, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, El Paso, Dallas, Phoenix, and Tucson. REI staff are fluent in Spanish.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Forensic,  Forensic Engineering,  Hail Damages,  Lab Testing and Analysis,  Mechanical Engineering,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Product Failure,  Reconstruction,  Roofing,  Roofing and Waterproofing,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure,  Stucco, 


Robertson Engineering Investigations, LLC (REI) is a private forensic engineering firm that provides forensic engineering services to both the insurance and legal communities. REI experts are court qualified Licensed Professional Engineers with extensive training, experience and certifications related to fire investigation, fire science, accident investigation and reconstruction, and general product failure analysis. REI investigators hold the distinguished Certified Fire Investigator (CFI-IAAI) certification and are also certified accident reconstructionists through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). REI is dedicated to providing accurate, complete and timely investigations that are based on scientific principles. Identifying the root origin and cause of incidents, which have significant cost in terms of either pain and suffering or monetary loss, is the only way for society to correct, improve and/or remove defective products from harms way. This is why REI is dedicated to identifying the facts and the root cause of such incidents and will not become an advocate for one party or another. REI Location Google Maps Zoomed Out REI's regular service areas include New Mexico, Texas and Arizona, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, El Paso, Dallas, Phoenix, and Tucson. REI staff are fluent in Spanish.