James E. Acker, CFI II
SAN MARTIN, California
Fire Expert Witness
Fire Cause Investigations, fires caused by accidents, fires caused by arson, fires caused by utilities, Fireworks related accidents, fireworks product failures, explosions, pyrotechnics, pyrotechnic device failures, fireworks displays.
Mr. Acker spent over 34 years working in the municipal fire service for a large city fire department. For a majority of his fire service career, he worked in and then supervised the fire-arson investigation unit. He has performed thousands of fire investigations ranging from the smallest fire in the mouth of a juvenile during surgery to a 150 million dollar commercial loss where he coordinated the work of nearly 100 different investigators from several agencies. He is experienced in commercial, residential, wildland and fireworks/explosion investigations. Mr. Acker has handled several fire related deaths and homicide cases. He is experienced with product liability matters and matters dealing with fires caused by large utility companies. He is available for both on-scene investigations as well as fire report analysis. Mr. Acker travels as needed.
Jim is also a licensed commercial pyrotechnician, having started in this field as a hobby nearly 30 years ago. He has now become on...
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