ESi’s fire and explosion experts have experience investigating the origin and cause of residential fires and explosions and meet the requirements of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators and have certifications through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI).

Additionally, ESi has the in-house expertise to lend insight into possible electrical, mechanical, natural gas, appliance, fire protection, or chemical aspects that develop throughout the course of the investigation.

To ensure that the data we gather is accurate, useful, and presentable in court, ESi’s investigators and engineers follow the principles of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations. We are also able to provide access to engineers with state and federal court testimony experience, so that they can present findings in a courtroom environment with confidence.

Industrial fires and explosions have the potential to be large-scale, catastrophic incidents that could result in fatalities, injuries, regulatory fines, and significant property damage. Often, a fast and thorough response is needed after an incident occurs. Our consultants can see the investigative process through from the initial boots-on-the-ground origin and cause investigation to getting the facility back up and running in a safe manner. Additionally, ESi can assist in the fire investigation analysis process at any step of the way, including investigating possible product failures leading to the fire or explosion, or assessing scope of damage consequences of an explosion.

ESi has a wide variety of expertise applicable to fires and explosions involving electrical and gas utilities. Incidents of this nature can range from issues with electrical distribution to a building to catastrophic incidents involving natural gas releases resulting in fires or explosions. ESi’s consultants in this field can assist clients at every step of the way. Our team comprises backgrounds in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, metallurgy, polymers, and applicable regulations.





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