Comprehensive Fire Origin and Cause Investigations

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Wind turbines
  • Explosions
  • Wildfires/ Wildland
  • Oil and gas accidents
  • Vehicle and heavy equipment fires

3D Space & Scans

Our immersive 3D media allows our clients to explore the fire scene as if they were really there. Our scans generate a point cloud, allowing accurate measurements of spaces and objects within the scene. This exciting, new technology captures the fire scene like never before. Please view our YouTube page for examples of this technology.

Failure Analysis of Equipment, Product, and Vehicle Fires

  • Natural gas and propane appliance investigations
  • Battery fires and explosions
  • Children’s product fire and failure analysis
  • Commercial equipment failures
  • Electrical fires
  • Exemplar product testing and support
  • Metallurgical analysis of electrical fire artifacts
  • Manufacturer support

Insurance and Litigation Support

  • Deposition and expert witness testimony
  • Product failure testing and liability analysis
  • Fire research, development and testing
  • Laboratory testing and analysis
  • Evidence storage
  • Case strategy & management
  • Fire department litigation
  • Computer Fire Modeling for Fire investigation (click link to see videos)

Instruction & Training Programs

  • Fundamentals of Fire Investigation
  • Vehicle Fire Investigation
  • Fire Investigation Documentation
  • Explosion Investigation
  • Fatal Fire Investigation
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Computer Fire Modeling for Fire investigation (click link to see videos)
  • Failure Analysis

Full program list/course outline click here.

Occupational Health & Safety Consulting and Investigations

  • Occupational health and safety compliance
  • Hazardous materials investigation
  • Emergency response, planning and management
  • Risk and hazard analysis

Fire and Failure Testing

Our laboratory facilities have a wide variety of test equipment and capabilities. We can provide in- house testing in accordance with the following ASTM tests:

  • ASTM D92 – Fire and Flash Points by Cleveland Open Cup
  • ASTM D56 – Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester
  • ASTM D1230 – Standard Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles
  • ASTM D 2859 – Carpet and rug flammability test – The Methenamine Pill Test
  • ASTM 1929 – Setchkin Self-Ignition Furnace System accurately determines the Minimum Temperature of ambient air that causes Self-Ignition and Flash-Ignition of a Variety of Materials Using a Hot Air Furnace.

Our facilities also have the capabilities to conduct both full scale and small scale compartment fire tests.

Other laboratory equipment and services :

  • Gas detector monitors for measuring flammable limits
  • Mass flow controllers for accurate fuel/air tests
  • Thermocouples and data loggers
  • Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide gas analysis
  • X-Ray
  • Radiometers (heat flux transducers)
  • Lab DVR video recording, multi-angled videos
  • Carmody Combustible Hazards trainer
  • Ultrasonic cleaners