Updated: Dec 12, 2020

We are excited to announce that Mr. James Taylor has joined the FireTox team of experts. Mr. Taylor is an IAAI Certified Fire Investigator (C.F.I.) and NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (C.F.E.I.). Mr. Taylor is also a certified fire inspector and plans examiner. Mr. Taylor comes to FireTox with over 30 years of experience in fire origin and cause investigation in both the federal and public sectors. He has investigated over 500 fires and has testified as an expert in arraignments, hearings, and trials. To learn more email

Updated: Sep 5, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Barry Levine has joined the FireTox team of experts. Dr. Levine received his B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola College and his Ph.D. in Toxicology from the Medical College of Virginia. He served as the Chief Toxicologist for the State of Maryland, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for over 20 years and was the Director of the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory at the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System for 25 years. Dr. Levine is an Adjunct Professor in the Forensic Sciences Department at Stevenson University and was an Instructor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry – Toxicological Chemistry. He is well known as the editor of Principles of Forensic Toxicology and has provided expert testimony in over 200 cases. For more information about Dr. Levine or the FireTox Team, contact us at or visit

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

We believe that information transfer between our four core service areas- Training, Investigation, Engineering, and Research- makes us stronger experts in our field. Our founders have studied the growth, spread, and suppression of fires for over twenty-five years. We've used this knowledge to drive changes in codes and standards and to train hundreds of fire investigators and fire safety professionals.  Our research efforts are inspired by the lessons learned from the hundreds of fires we have investigated and our desire to reduce loss of life and property damage from fires.  We also incorporate our post-fire reconstruction experience into our fire protection engineering designs.  We are intimately aware of what can go wrong if the right fire safety measures are not implemented, and we use this knowledge to help our clients achieve their fire protection goals.  To learn more about the FireTox TIER, watch our short but informative video below.

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