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About Us

Valentine & Associates is a professionally licensed and certified fire investigation and forensic sciences company. We conduct thorough and complete investigations to meet our clients’ needs. Our extensive knowledge of fire and safety codes allows us to address compliance issues on a national and international level. Further, we can provide complete analyses of fire suppression systems, commercial cooking ventilation systems, appliances, and more.

Using state-of-the-art technology and techniques, we are able to provide clients with forensic analyses and investigations of the highest quality. There is no investigation too big or too small for us to handle. For time-sensitive investigations, we have a corporate aircraft that allows for our investigators to be on scene quickly, regardless of the loss location.

We have experts throughout the country who are ready to work with you on your case report. From discovering the origin and cause of fire loss to offering an expert witness testimony, our team is here for you.


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Our History

Throughout the course of history, the citizens of every great city had to contend with the threat of fires. Despite this constant threat, firefighting remained rudimentary for centuries, with the fire bucket being the predominant tool to provide a means of extinguishment. 

When the town watchman spotted a fire, he would raise the alarm, drawing the city’s citizens from their homes and into the city streets. Armed with their families’ collection of buckets, long lines would be formed from the nearest water source to the location of the fire. Each citizen would fill and pass buckets from one to the other until the bucket of water reached the fire.

When the fire was extinguished, the buckets would be left scattered in the streets until they could be collected by their owners. In order to identify which house they belonged to, the fire buckets were traditionally decorated with the family’s coat of arms. It was often a point of pride for a family to have participated in the extinguishment of a fire.

In the same fashion and as a family-owned business, Valentine & Associates is proud of our history in the fire service and we are proud to provide our expertise to you.

Our Corporate Team

James F. Valentine

Founder and President

Sean Valentine

Assignment Manager


Robert Montone

Director of Marketing

Betsy Owen

Assistant to Sean Valentine

Cindy May

Accounts Receivable

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