Technical Reports and Articles

Technical Reports

I have developed the concept of converting PDF-based technical reports into web-based formats that provide a more user-friendly format and that is easier to update and include media, such as photographs and videos.

I have been involved in writing a number of technical reports over the years, including:

  • Cook County Fire Investigation, a project done by James Lee Witt Associates, where I served as the lead investigator and was closely involved in writing the report on the fire that claimed the lives of six people in Chicago.
  • Campus Fire Safety for Students with Disabilities, a report written for the Michael H. Minger Foundation under a DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.
  • Rural Fire Prevention in Kentucky was an analysis of the barriers to delivering fire prevention in rural Kentucky. This was done under a DHS FP&S grant for the Vision 20/20 Project.

I have also reviewed and edited many other reports for clients, looking at them for technical content, readability and format.


I have authored numerous articles over the years for publications such as NFPA Journal, Fire Engineering, Firehouse magazine, Fire International Magazine, Fire Engineers Journal and others.