Joseph M. McCarey, C.F.P.S.
Joseph M. McCarey, C.F.P.S., is a certified fire protection specialist with over forty-five years of experience. Mr. McCarey has an extensive history in both fire fighting and determining the origin and cause of a fire. He has held every civil service position up to the Assistant Fire Chief of Fire Fighting Forces in the Philadelphia Fire Department where he was employed from 1956 through 1980. His varied responsibilities included fire fighting, determining the cause and origin of fires, and conducting fire investigations occurring within the scheduled tour of his duty. In addition to his field experience in fire fighting, he has expertise in the organization and management of fire fighting personnel for both private and public organizations.
Subsequent to his experience in the Philadelphia Fire Department, he was Director of Fire Services for the Philadelphia Naval Base and was responsible for the administration of the Fire Service Division servicing the base and naval regional medical center.
Thereafter, Mr. McCarey was employed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the Branch Chief of Technological Hazards in Region 3. While there, he managed the Radiological Emergency Preparedness, Hazardous Materials, Hurricane Preparedness, Dam Safety, Earthquake Preparedness, and the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Programs.
At Consulting Engineers & Scientists, Inc., Mr. McCarey’s responsibilities include determining the cause and origin of fires, general fire investigation, the evaluation of fire progression, the operation and technology of fire fighting techniques, and the organization and operation of fire fighting agencies on land and in maritime environments.