Scott E. Dillon

Scott E. Dillon, P.E., IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI

Senior Managing Consultant


Fire Science

Scott Dillon is a licensed professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in the areas of fire protection engineering, fire science, fire and explosion investigation and forensic analysis.  Scott provides clients with expert consultation regarding fire protection and alarm systems, life safety, fire dynamics, fire testing, fire modeling and compliance with industry codes and standards.  He has an in-depth understanding of origin and cause investigations of fires and explosions and has experience performing investigations involving residences and vehicles as well as commercial, industrial, chemical and agricultural facilities. He is skilled in performing investigations and managing large fire and explosion scenes, including those involving fuel gas systems and equipment. He is proficient in the investigation of incidents involving combustible dusts and metals as well as evaluating combustible dust hazards and performing Dust Hazard Analyses (DHAs) in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. He has performed evaluations of the design, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and failure of fire and life safety systems, including sprinkler systems, clean agent systems, vehicle suppression systems and commercial kitchen suppression systems.  He also has experience performing fire risk assessments and safety, risk, and hazard evaluations of facilities related to root cause analysis of accidents as well as the prevention of accidents.


  • Explosion from a Smoldering Silo Fire, Process Safety Progress, Vol. 33, No. 1, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 2014
  • Common Causes of Bus Fires, SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-0989, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress, April 2012
  • Characterization of Candle Flames, Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, January 2005
  • Flame Spread Model Progress: Enhancements and User Interface, National Institute of Standards and Technology, November 1999
  • Analysis of the ISO 9705 Room/Corner Test: Simulations, Correlations, and Heat Flux Measurements, Master’s Thesis, University of Maryland, August 1998

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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