Our Publications

Ferrino-McAllister, J., Roby, R.J., Milke, J., “Heating of Electrical Contacts: Characterizing the Effects of Torque, Contact Area, and Movement on the Temperature of Residential Receptacles”, Fire Technology, Volume 42, No.1, January 2006, pp. 49-74.


Ferrino-McAllister, J.L., Roby, R.J., Klassen, M.S., Milke, J., “Heating of Electrical Conductors: Characterizing the Deformation of Cable Exposed to External Radiant Heating and Internal Overload”, Fire and Arson Investigator, Volume 56, Number 2, October 2005.


Ferrino-McAllister, J.L., Carpenter, D., Roby, Richard, “Comparison of Gasoline Weathering on Carpet Samples Exposed to Various Thermal Environments”, Proceedings from the 2nd International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, 2006. 


Ferrino-McAllister, J.L, Carpenter, D., Roby, R., Torero, J., “The Extent of Evaporation of Ignitable Liquids Under Exposure to Compartment Fires, Non-Fire Thermal and Non-Thermal Environments”, Proceedings from the 10th International Conference, Fire and Materials, San Francisco, CA, 2007.


McAllister, J.L., Roby, R., Levine, B., Purser, D., “Stability of Cyanide in Cadavers and in Postmortem Stored Tissue Specimens, a Review”, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Volume 32, Number 8, pp. 612-620, October 2008.  


Goodman, A., Schooler, C., McAllister, J.L., “Physical Characteristics of Non-Energized and Energized Cables in Scaled Compartment Fires” Proceedings from the International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, College Park, MD, 2010. 


McAllister, J.L., Roby, R., Levine, B., Purser, D., “The Effect of Sodium Fluoride on the Stability of Cyanide in Postmortem Blood Samples from Fire Victims”, Forensic Science International, Volume 209, pp. 29-33, May 2011.  


Roby, R., McAllister, J.L., “Forensic Investigation Techniques for Inspecting Electrical Conductors Involved in Fire”, United States Department of Justice, Document No. 239052, July 2012.


Hussain, N., McAllister, J.L., Roby, R., “Analysis of Beads Formed on Energized and Non-Energized Electrical Copper Conductors Exposed to Various Thermal Insults”, Proceedings from the International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, College Park, MD, 2012. 


McAllister, J.L., Carpenter, D.J., Roby, R.J., Purser, D. “The Importance of Autopsy and Injury Data in the Investigation of Fires”, Fire Technology, November 2014, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp. 1357-1377.


McAllister, J. (2014). Health Effects in Groups Exposed to Wildland and Urban Fires. In Health Effects from   Combustion Products. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Royal Society of Chemistry.


McAllister, J., & Purser, D. (2016). Assessment of Hazards to Occupants from Smoke, Toxic Gases, and Heat. In SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering (5th ed.). Quincy, Massachusetts:  National Fire Protection Association. 


McAllister, J. et al. (2018). Guide to Human Behavior in Fire. (2nd ed.). Society of Fire Protection Engineering, Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

Ko, Y., McAllister, J., Gwynne, S., Kruszelnicki, M., A Study of the Effect of Smoke Toxicity from an Inmate Cell Fire, Proceedings from the Third International Fire Safety Symposium, 2019.


McAllister, J. & McAllister, B. (2019). “Fire and Emergency Service Personnel Knowledge and Skills Proficiency”, Fire Protection Research Foundation, Quincy, MA.

McAllister J., Kunsman G.W., Levine B.S. (2020) Carbon Monoxide/Cyanide. In: Levine B., KERRIGAN S. (eds) Principles of Forensic Toxicology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42917-1_30