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James F. Valentine, Jr.

President, Valentine & Associates


Type of Investigator

Restaurant & Fire Suppression System Expert




  • 35 Years of Investigating Failures of Fire Protection Systems and Cooking Ventilation Systems
  • Retired Chief, Lindenwold Fire Department, Camden County, NJ
  • Code Enforcement Officer, Construction Department, Lindenwold, NJ

Certifications & Qualifications

  • Certified Fire and Explosion Expert (NAFI)
  • Certified Fire Protection Contractor
  • Certified Fire Investigator Instructor
  • Licensed Security and Fire Protection Contractor

Professional Organizations

  • Principal Member of National Fire Protection Association Standard 96 Committee
  • Principal Member of International Exhaust Cleaning Association representation for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Committee
  • Principal Member New Jersey State Fire Sprinkler Coalition


  • Restaurant and Commercial Cooking Fire Investigations (2005)
  • Restaurant and Commercial Cooking Fire Investigations, Second Edition (2008)
  • Sprinkler Water Loss Investigations (2009)