Fire Forensics

Although there is no such thing as a "typical" project, some of our areas of specialization include the following:

Fire Modeling

A fire modeling expert can test forensic fire investigation hypotheses, consistent with the Scientific Method in NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, to determine whether a postulated fire origin and cause is scientifically valid. more

Fire Testing

Fire testing is an integral component of building and consumer product regulations in the United States. more

 

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the use of numerical methods to analyze fluid flow.  more

Heat transfer analysis

Heat transfer analysis is a critical component of fire analysis and reconstruction. more

Failure Analysis

Failure analysis is the application of laboratory testing, calculations, and computer modeling to determine how or why the failure occurred. more

Fire origin & cause analysis

Fire investigation is the process of determining the origin, cause, and development of a fire or explosion. more

Wildland Fire Ignition and Spread Analysis

Historically, around 10 million acres are charred by wildland fires each year in the United States. more

Vehicle Fire Ignition and Spread

In 2007, there were approximately 260,000 vehicle fires in the United States resulting in almost 1700 injuries, 400 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage. more

Residential Fire Reconstruction and Analysis

In the United States, approximately 85% of all fire deaths are attributed to residential fires. more

Smoke Detector Failure Analysis

Smoke detector failure is a significant factor contributing to fire deaths and injuries in the United States. more

Spot Fires and Ignition of Fuels by Hot Particles

Spot fire formation is the primary vector for the spread of wildland and wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires under dry, hot, and windy conditions that produce the most devastating fires. more