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Cause & Origin

When a fire or explosion occurs, evidence is often partially or completely consumed, making the cause especially difficult to accuratelydetermine. Forensic Analysis & Engineering’s highly qualified engineers and fire experts have years of experience with natural, accidental, and incendiary fire investigations and will apply their skills and cutting-edge techniques to collect and analyze all factorsat the scene and establish why a fire or explosion occurred. Forensic Analysis & Engineering’s team closely adhere to industry standards in the investigative process and examination of fire scenes in order to provide you with the most accurate and comprehensive report possible.

Whether natural, accidental or incendiary, our team of highly qualified experts will find all the electrical factors contributing to the incident. Forensic Analysis & Engineering’s team closely adhere to industry standards in the investigative process and examination of fire scenes in order to provide you with the most accurate and comprehensive report possible.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Scene Analysis and Reconstruction
  • Evidence Collection, Analysis & Storage
  • Arson Determinations
  • Sprinkler System Failures
  • Fire Safety Analysis
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Residential

Residential fires can devastate private individuals' lives by loss of property, homes, bodily injury and even death. Because of the displacement and uprooting of lives, we at Forensic Analysis & Engineering understand the importance of constructing timely, thorough and comprehensive fire scene evaluations. Forensic Analysis & Engineering's fire investigators are experts at establishing why residential fires occur. They have decades of experience investigating fire scenes and are qualified in origin and cause investigations. Our rapid response team is positioned and geared to quickly respond to a fire scene before crucial evidence is lost, preventing the true cause of the loss to ever be known.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Single Family Homes
  • Apartment / Condominiums
  • Oil, Natural, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)-Fueled Appliances
  • Residential Chimney Fire
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Commercial

Over 3,000 fatalities and 18,000 injuries occur every year in the US because of fires, resulting in $10 billion in property damage annually, as well as disruption of public services & utilities, and the loss of valuable property & information. FAEC’s fire investigators are experts, experienced at determining the cause of commercial/industrial fires, whether arson, human error, electrical, or machinery-related. FAEC’s rapid response teams are poised to arrive quickly and determine the direct cause and manner of ignition before crucial evidence degrades or is lost. Our highly trained experts are familiar with all NFPA codes and industry standards, and incorporate this knowledge into our professional reports. Having the right team investigate your commercial fire has been proven to save our clients thousands of dollars.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Buildings & Structures
  • Electrical Equipment / System Fires
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Oil, Natural, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)-Fueled Appliances
  • Mobile / Modular Construction Code Compliance
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Industrial

Over 3,000 fatalities and 18,000 injuries occur every year in the US because of fires, resulting in $10 billion in property damage annually, as well as disruption of public services & utilities, and the loss of valuable property & information. FAEC’s fire investigators are experts, experienced at determining the cause of commercial/industrial fires, whether arson, human error, electrical, or machinery-related. FAEC’s rapid response teams are poised to arrive quickly and determine the direct cause and manner of ignition before crucial evidence degrades or is lost. Our highly trained experts are familiar with all NFPA codes and industry standards, and incorporate this knowledge into our professional reports. Having the right team investigate your commercial fire has been proven to save our clients thousands of dollars.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Arson Determination
  • Electrical Equipment / System Fires
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Oil, Natural, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)-Fueled Appliances
  • Mobile / Modular Construction Code Compliance
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Code Compliance

The fire and explosion investigators at Forensic Analysis & Engineering have years of experience handling vehicular fires. A vehicular fire can be caused by a multitude of factors. Our engineers have the diverse background that is needed to investigate fires caused by mechanical failure, improper usage or even arson. FAEC fire experts can scientifically detect substances used as accelerants in suspected arson fires. By establishing why and where the fire originated, our facts will provide fair, accurate and verifiable assurance to the claims process. In large cases, our fire investigators can work together with mechanical, chemical, electrical or other field of specialization in order to complete a full comprehensive report.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Arson Determination
  • Fraud Investigations and Analysis
  • Computer Assisted Reconstruction
  • Mechanical or Electrical Failures
  • Personal Injury
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Marine Vessel & Cargo

Forensic Analysis & Engineering's qualified fire experts can establish why a marine vessel or cargo containers fire occurred, which can be attributed to a myriad of causes. Our fire and explosion investigators work together with certified marine investigators to provide a full range of services, including fire scene processing, evidence collection and storage, and accurate and thorough reports delivered to you in a prompt, efficient manner. We will address issues of burn patterns and sequence, chemical accelerants, and accurenatly determine the casue of the subject fire or explosion. We can then recommendd corrective actions to avoid the risk of reoccurance. In marine vessel and cargo fires, our team of certified marine investigators with fire C&O background are the perfect team in order to address every angle of the marine fire.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Marine Loss Analysis
  • Shipboard Fire and Explosion
  • Commercial Vessel Operational Safety Issues
  • Fuel System Defect Analysis
  • Crew Member Injuries
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System Failures

Forensic Analysis & Engineering's fire investigators have frequently proven their qualifications to determine the cause of fire or explosion in components ranging in size, scope and complexity from power generating steam boilers to HVAC systems to complex industrial machinery. When these types of system failures result in a fire, there are often a variety of causes, but Forensic Analysis & Engineering will establish why the failure occurred, in a minimum of time and expense to our client. FAEC's fire experts can systematically process a scene to determine origin and cause; our facts will provide fair, accurate and verifiable assurance to the claims process.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Arson Determination
  • Equipment Testing and Failure Analysis
  • Mechanical System Failures
  • Electrical Equipment Failures
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Fire Science

Modern fires can involve a plethora of chemicals and material substances. Forensic Analysis & Engineering's fire science division has scientists and experts trained to perform the analysis and application of fire science, fire behavior, and the specific chemistry to your fires loss. FAEC can establish why a fire occurred through research in our fire dynamics lab. Our fire science experts employ decades of experience utilizing considerable strategy, expert technique, and an understanding of the science that governs fires. FAEC is the ideal partner for fire science cases because of our balanced approach that joins expertise in both fire scene investigations and fire science applications.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Material Testing
  • Evidence Collection, Analysis & Storage
  • Fire Protection
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