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James F. McMullen, MPA, CFFI

Fire Protection and Life-Safety Consultant  |  Davis, CA

James F. McMullen, MPA, CFFI - Fire Protection and Life-Safety Consultant
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Mr. McMullen is a Certified Forensic Fire Investigator (CFFI) and a former California State Fire Marshall. He is court-qualified in his profession, having testified more than 125 times in deposition or trial for plaintiff & defense attorneys.

He has over 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 fire protection laws, regulations, ordinances, and standards to evaluate fire and life-safety. The training of fire professionals is another area of his expertise.

He was also 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 one of the leading experts in window safety and serves on the National Safety Councils Window Safety Task Force, and has expertise in fire safety roofing and wildland fire safety. He serves as Executive Director of the National Code Services Association of Western Fire Chiefs Association.

Mr. McMullen, as an authoritative expert in his practice area specialties, provides his expertise to businesses as a consultant and to plaintiff & defense attorneys as an expert witness.

Mr. McMullen's Practice Areas

  • Fire & Life Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Training

Professional Speaker

  •   Available as a Business, Motivational & Keynote Speaker


  • Mr. McMullen is available nationwide as a practice area consultant and expert witness through Americana Safety Associates, LLC.