Fire investigations require specialized skills and training. A fundamental understanding of physics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fire chemistry is necessary to develop a good understanding of fire behavior. In addition, knowledge and understanding of the industry best practices for fire investigation, especially NFPA 921, is also of utmost importance.
Experience investigating fires is important to assist the fire investigator to apply these principles to real-world incidents. Beard Forensic Engineering Services has investigated many types of fires in a variety of settings, including manufacturing facilities, commercial and residential properties, vehicles, and farm equipment. We can assist you in determining the origin and cause of a fire, especially fires where electrical ignition sources may be suspected.
Whether you need assistance with a large structure fire, a fire loss in a commercial facility, or a small residential or vehicle fire, we can help!