Amy Misera
Amy Misera, CFEI
Associate
Thermal Sciences
Bowie

Ms. Misera applies her knowledge of fire protection engineering and fire science principles to the analysis of active and passive fire protection and life safety systems, and origin and cause investigation of residential, commercial, and industrial fires and explosions. Ms. Misera’s training and practice experience includes design of automatic sprinkler systems, building life safety systems, clean agent and foam systems, building smoke management systems, national, state, and local fire and building code compliance, risk analysis, fire modeling (FDS PyroSim), and occupant egress modeling (Pathfinder).

Prior to joining Exponent, Ms. Misera was a graduate student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. While at WPI, she conducted research on the thermomechanical properties of firehoses used by firefighters in high rise buildings using both tensile testing in elevated temperatures and finite modeling.

Ms. Misera’s undergraduate work at Worcester Polytechnic Institute was in structural engineering with a focus in concrete and steel beam design, construction management, and structural analysis.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2018
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2016

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators National Certification Board, NAFI #23332-13421

Publications

Reports

Long RT, Misera AM, Sprinkler Protection Guidance for Lithium-Ion Based Energy Storage Systems, Fire Protection Research Foundation, June 2019

Misera A, Olijnik T. Thermomechanical Performance of Fire-Hose Materials. Major Qualifying Project, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2016.

Dunham E, Hawks B, Lyles C, Misera A. Sustainable Movement: Developing a Mobile Environmental Education Curriculum for Rural Schools in Namibia. Interactive Qualifying Project, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2015.

Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, and Specialized Training

DRI, Fire Science and Litigation Burning Down the House, 2018 (controlled burn station coach)

Viking Product Seminar, 2018

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1- Day NFPA 25 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Classroom Training [2017]

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Understanding Fire Through the Candle Experiments, June 08, 2018 (4 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Understanding the Fire Investigator’s Job: A Guide for Non-Investigators, June 07, 2018 (3 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Basic Electricity, June 01, 2018 (4 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Discovery in Civil Cases, May 25, 2018 (3 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Discovery in Criminal Cases, June 01, 2018 (3 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Fire Investigator Scene Safety, May 30, 2018 (3 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), The Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigation, June 01, 2018 (3 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Fire Protection Systems, May 31, 2018 (3 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), NFPA 1033 and Your Career, May 25, 2018 (2 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Documenting the Event, May 29, 2018 (4 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Digital Photography and the Fire Investigator, May 29, 2018 (4 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Writing the Initial Origin and Cause Report, May 31, 2018 (3 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Managing Complex Fire Scene Investigations, May 30, 2018 (4 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Insurance and the Fire Investigation, May 29, 2018 (4 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Fire Chemistry, May 30, 2018 (3 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Introduction to Evidence, May 25, 2018 (4 hours tested training)

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), Physical Evidence at the Fire Scene, May 25, 2018 (4 hours tested training)

Professional Affiliations

International Association of Arson Investigators — IAAI (member)

National Fire Protection Association — NFPA (member)

Society of Fire Protection Engineers — SFPE (affiliate member)

National Association of Fire Investigations - NAFI (member)

Knowledge

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2018
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2016

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators National Certification Board, NAFI #23332-13421