Lee K. McCarthy, P.E., IAAI-CFI, CFEI

Fire Protection Engineer
LeeM@CraneEngineering.com
VCard Curriculum Vitae

Lee McCarthy is a licensed professional engineer with more than 7 years of experience in the areas of fire and explosion investigation, fire protection engineering, and fire science. Lee provides clients with expert consultation regarding origin and cause determination, fire protection and alarm systems, life safety, fire dynamics, fire testing, fire and risk assessment, as well as compliance with codes and standards.

Prior to joining Crane Engineering, Lee was employed as a fire research engineer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) Fire Research Laboratory where he utilized his expertise by conducting engineering analyses and experiments in support of the investigation of fires and explosions across the country. Lee also responded to numerous investigations of large loss fires as a member of ATF’s prestigious National Response Team (NRT).

Lee has experience working as a fire protection engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and at Hughes Associates, Inc. His 10 years of experience as a volunteer firefighter and line officer give Lee practical knowledge and understanding of emergency fire and rescue operations.

Lee has a M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University. He is an International Association of Arson Investigators Certified Fire investigator (IAAI-CFI) and a Certified Instructor (IAAI-CI) as well as a National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI).

He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), IAAI, NAFI, and has developed and instructed course segments for the ATF and fire investigators across the country.