Residential fires cause an average of 2,560 civilian fire deaths and 12,720 civilian fire injuries. Annually, it is a $6 billion loss in property damage, so it is important for ESi’s clients to have peace of mind that their project will be handled with care.
All of ESi’s residential fire and explosion experts have experience investigating the origin and cause of fires and explosions, and are certified by NFPA 1033 Standards for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators, 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, we follow the 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.
ESi conducts complex multidisciplinary product analysis to determine the root cause of a failure leading to the ignition of a ﬁre.
ESi conducted a “ladder-sequence” of multiple tests, instead of one test with a variety of variables, resulting in a systematic, repeatable method to demonstrate the BC401 bottle rocket was a viable ignition source of rooftop debris and rooﬁng material.
ESi analyzed the release of natural gas from a transmission pipeline that ruptured
Join Crane Engineering (a part of ESI) March 13 for our second annual Smart Sessions: Topics and Trends That Matter—presentations providing insights on topics that impact the work you do.
Crane Engineering is now part of ESi -- a significant milestone in our efforts to enhance responsiveness and ensure that we can deploy the right expertise and technologies to fit the scope of a particular project.
ESi is pleased to announce that our Fire, Process and Electrical practice is setting the stage for a new chapter of growth by separating into two distinct practices, Electrical Engineering and Fire & Explosion Investigation.
ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.Find an Expert Contact Us