Consulting and Expert Witness Services in Fire Department Related Cases

Firefighters often have some of the toughest and most dangerous jobs out of any profession, and while they are putting out fires across the country each and every day without incident, the unfortunate truth is that sometimes not everyone makes it out of the fire okay. That’s what happened recently in a Cincinnati fire that… Read more »

A Look at Des Moines’ Fire Code

In many cases fires are isolated incidents that involve either fool play or a tragic accident. However, when multiple fires break out in the same city over a short period of time, it may be worth it to take a closer look. That’s what some people are doing after a massive fire destroyed most of… Read more »

School Supports Security System That May Pose Fire Safety Threat

When it comes to keeping a property safe, there are few places more important than schools. Our children, and the future generations of our nation are learning in these places, and they must be kept as secure as possible. This is especially true with the rise of school shootings and other incidents throughout the past… Read more »

Elevator Use the New Standard Procedure in Case of Fire Emergencies

“In case of fire, use stairs unless otherwise instructed.” It’s one of those phrases that we see so often that it’s sort of become second nature. However, in the next few years, the Fire, Buildings, and City Planning departments in New York City, will be instructing otherwise. There are several pieces of legislation in the… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization Leads to New Fire Codes

Fire codes are an important part of fire safety for both home and business owners, and new laws continually affect these regulations and how they are implemented. Recently, marijuana was legalized for recreational use in Colorado, which led to several new challenges for the Denver Fire Department. And while the drug is legal at a… Read more »

Firefighters Deal with Massive Icicles in Boston

At John Michael Agosti & Associates, we’re always on the lookout for interesting and noteworthy stories involving firefighters. But recently in Boston, the city’s fire department was called upon to deal with something a little colder than your average fire. Yes, instead of putting out a fire, the department was tasked with getting rid of… Read more »

Arson Still a Huge Problem in Detroit

Recently, The Detroit News researched the amount of arson cases that took place in the Detroit area between 2010 and 2013. While the results don’t include incidents of arson that happened in the last year, the study still provides a pretty accurate look at the current situation in the city. Reporters for the paper found… Read more »

House Fire Claims Three Lives including Two Children

Any time a life is loss it is a tragedy, but that is especially true when a child is taken from a family and the rest of the world. Sadly, that’s what happened in early February when a University City, Missouri house fire claimed three lives. Among the victims were 6-year-old Kaliyah Dunger and her… Read more »

Information on Fire Codes and Violations

Fire marshals often perform fire code inspections without announcement. While violations can incur a fine if left uncorrected, they can also have property damaging or even fatal ramifications. John Michael Agosti & Associates are here to determine which codes may have caused a fire in the aftermath, but here are some of the most common… Read more »

How to Prevent Arson in Your Community

There are some neighborhoods and communities where arson is more of a problem than in others, but whether or not there have ever been any incidents of arson in your area, there are things you can do to help prevent it in the future. Arson can destroy homes, businesses, vehicles, and more. But more importantly,… Read more »