What can the Fire P.I. do for you?

The art and science of determining the origin and cause of fires is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the box. However, the origin and cause of most fires can be determined and documented. Intentional or incendiary fires are usually not difficult to recognize.

Why and when should you contact the Fire P.I.:

  • If a fire or explosion that happened to your property was an accident or you do not know how it happened.
  • If you did not intentionally set the fire and others think you did.
  • If others are questioning you about a fire involving your property and/or your life.
  • If you need expert testimony for plaintiffs or defendants.
  • Because he is experienced, thorough, objective, licensed, certified and passionate about his work. 

What the Fire P.I. can do for you:

  • Visit and investigate the fire scene; take photos and notes, and interview clients.  If there is no actual scene, The Fire P.I. will request all available documentation.
  • Interview workers, neighbors, local authorities and others pertinent to the case.
  • Develop and study information and build a case file.
  • Coordinate efforts with clients, attorneys and/or insurance adjustors in an effort to produce defensible, technical opinions.
  • Provide timely reports to client, attorney and/or adjustor concerning conclusions, opinions and recommendations.

What you can do for the Fire P.I.:

If you want help, you will be asked to provide the following kinds of information:

  • Sketches of damaged areas with furniture and/or equipment placement and description.
  • Blueprints or architectural drawings of the structure.
  • Pictures of the structure before, during, and after the fire or explosion.
  • Media pictures of the fire or explosion (Identify local media).
  • Insurance company's Cause and Origin report.
  • Raw sample analysis data, if available.
  • Local authorities' (police, fire, and/or EMS) incident reports.
  • Names and contact information of people who may know about or may have witnessed the incident.
  • Inventory of contents in damaged areas.
  • Identification of possible ignition sources in damaged rooms.
  • The transcripts of interviews, hearings, depositions, and/or trials if available.
  • Witness statements.
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