Fire and Explosion Forensic Origin and Cause Investigations

Each forensic consultant on our team has the expertise, professionalism and integrity to bring you the solid results you expect in determining the origin and cause of your fire and explosion losses. Our systematic approach to all investigations provides our clients with the information and documentation necessary to decide the next course of action.  Our forensic investigations are completed with comprehensive final reports, which include a detailed analysis of the fire scene, photos, diagrams and other documentation as applicable.

We offer fire and explosion expertise in the following disciplines:

  • Daily losses such as residential, commercial and vehicles (both on and off road)
  • Significant losses such as large commercial, industrial, and transportation
  • Specialized losses such as marine, maritime, specialty equipment, and hazardous materials
  • Arson and insurance fraud investigations
  • Expert courtroom and deposition testimony in civil and criminal cases
  • Subrogation and product liability investigation and consultation
  • Fire or explosion related personal injury or liability cases
  • Catastrophic large fire/explosion loss scene management

Additionally, we can assist you with experience in the following areas:

  • Fire codes and standards consultation
  • Fire protection and detection system failure consultation
  • File reviews to identify subrogation, liability, or recovery potential
  • Evaluation of witness interviews and depositions
  • Assessment of engineering and expert reports
  • Recommendations for trial order presentation
  • Trial Preparation recommendations to include strategies, witness preparation and opposition cross-examination

Education and training programs for adjusters, claims and SIU personnel:

  • Continuing Education (CE) approved courses, 1 to 4 hours
  • Training can be tailored to your organization’s needs
  • Topics ranging from basic fire investigation to advanced technical evaluation