Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Bret Russell

Russell Fire Investigations

Orange County, California 92688

Phone: (714) 309-1188


  • Arson Prosecution/Arson Defense
  • Fire Origin and Cause Investigation, Structural, Vehicle and Wildland and Miscellaneous Fire Incidents
  • Over 1,000 fire investigated or assisted in the investigation
  • Fire Injuries and Deaths
  • Incendiary, Accidental, Natural and Undetermined Fires
  • Juvenile Firesetter cases
  • NFPA 921, NFPA 1033, Fire Behavior, Fire Spread, Heat Transfer, Fire Loading
  • Forensic expert in fire scene investigation, examination of fire reports, interpretation of data, witness testimony, root cause and causation analysis, presentation of case reviews, research and develop, alternate theories and trial preparation.
  • 911 First Responder Emergency Medical Response, Operational Procedures, EMT & Paramedic, Emergency on scene Management
  • Fire Department Management, Emergency Response and Safety, Fire Department Practices, Operational Procedures