Fire investigations

Bus on fire

We provide expert help to determine the cause of fire

When vehicle parts and accessories malfunction and cause fires, this can result in severe property damage as well as injury or even death.  Our mission is to determine the root cause of vehicle fires.  Whether its due to mechanical failure, electrical failure, negligence or arson, the results are the same… extensive damage physical injury or even death.  In most instances, the source of ignition energy in motor vehicle fires is the same as those associated with structural fires, arcs, overloaded wiring, open flames, and smoking materials.    

To determine the cause of a fire can be complex. Often the cause varies between several indirect or underlying causes beyond the primary cause. For instance, a primary cause of fire could be a hot surface of the exhaust system igniting combustibles. An underlying cause could be a fuel hose rupture, which in turn is caused by abrasion due to a loose attachment caused by an error at the workshop. 

Our team of experts examine the environment where the fire occurred for evidence, while collecting and analyzing data. We follow strict NFPA 921 guidelines and standards for fire & explosion investigations.  The scientific method is used to determine the most likely origin and cause of the fire. The final hypothesis is determined by using deductive reasoning, “Probable & Possible” are the two levels of certainty defined by NFPA 921. 

Ultimately, the goal of a vehicle fire investigation is to accurately determine the cause of the fire and design a plan to avoid future fire incidents with safer vehicle design and maintenance procedures. 

CONTACT OUR REPRESENTATIVE

Brandon Holliday

Brandon Holliday

Fire Risk Management

+1 910 444 1299