James Carrigan

Associate Principal

James Carrigan has over 35 years of experience in fire and life safety systems engineering, and leads Syska’s fire/life safety group. In almost 30 years at Syska Hennessy Group, Jim has focused on the design and analysis of fire/life safety in high-rise buildings, where he has contributed his expertise to hundreds of successful large-scale commercial, government, healthcare and aviation projects nationwide.

Jim currently serves on the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York Fire Codes Committee, and also serves as a liaison to the FDNY for a confidential client. He is a nationally certified Firefighter 1, former paramedic, and chief officer with the Nassau County Fire Services, coordinating several responses to the World Trade Center site on 9/11 for rescue and recovery.