Over the course of his 40-year career, hands-on Fire and Life Safety experience and Expert Witness testimony, James McMullen has built a solid reputation for delivering accurate, impartial results with proven experience you can trust.
Executive Director, National Code Services Association - (2001 Present)
Code Coordinator, Western Fire Chiefs Association - (2001 Present)
Commissioner/Vice Chair - (2002 Present), Training Officer - (1999 2002), West Plainfield Fire Protection District, Davis, CA
Chief California State Fire Marshal, Sacramento, CA - (1985-1992)
Recipient, Robert W. Gain Award, Western Fire Chiefs Association - (2007)
Lifetime California Community College Teaching Credential in Fire Science
State of California Private Investigator and Qualified Manager / Owner
Court Qualified Fire Expert Witness
National Safety Council Member of Window Safety Task Force; Former Member, Fire Task Group
International Code Council Member - (2003 Present)
Forensic Expert Witness Association Member and Former President, Sacramento / Sierra Chapter. - (2002 Present)
National Code Services Association Active Life Charter Voting Member; Executive Director; Member: Code Interpretation/Development and Training; Annual Conference and Protocols Committees - (2002 Present)
National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Founding President and Member Emeritus - (1989 Present)
Western Fire Chiefs Association - Life Member. Code Coordinator. Representative to California State Building Standards Commission
California Fire Chiefs Association Life Member; Former Member of Board of Directors - (1972 Present)
National Fire Protection Association Member: International Fire Marshals Association, Education, Building Fire Safety Systems, Wildland Fire Management and Fire Service Sections; Strategic Planning Committee for Public Education & Public Education Advisory Committee - (1972 Present)
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) Member. - (1985 2003), East Bay and Sacramento Valley Chapters Member - (1999 2003)
Has extensive experience in public assembly fires and regulations including serving as a Forensic Fire Expert on the station night club fire in West Warwick Rhode Island in 2003.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Corporate and Fire Council Member - (1985 1992)
International Association of Fire Chiefs - Life Member. Former Vice Chair of the Operation Life Safety Board of Trustees. - (1979 Present)
California State Firefighters’ Association Life Member - (1962 Present)
International Association of Fire Chiefs - member of the 2004 Emerging Codes Issues Roundtable 2004 (page 13)
Fireworks expert, having run Californias fireworks approval program as the State Fire Marshal. Also served as the head of the expert team on the ABC day nursery fire investigation.