Structural Fire Investigations
U.S. Forensic conducts fire investigations of residential and commercial properties to determine the origin and cause of fires. We assess whether the fire is a result of a construction defect, material, equipment, appliance failure, lack of maintenance, third party contribution, or arson. When warranted, U.S. Forensic utilizes the FARO 3-D laser scanner to obtain 3-D images of the scene.
U.S. Forensic also provides asbestos clearance after a fire.
Automotive & Equipment Fire Investigations
U.S. Forensic determines the origin and cause of vehicle or heavy equipment fires. We assess whether the loss is a result of a manufacturing defect, improper service or repair, lack of maintenance, improper use, or arson. Fluid samples are taken and mechanical inspection is performed to determine if any mechanical damage was present prior to the fire.
If a fire is associated with a vehicle theft, our experts possess the tools and experience to complete a comprehensive theft investigation. In addition to identifying a breach in the theft deterrent system and the method of entry, our engineers can perform a key and ignition analysis. Keys, transponder, anti-theft and engine immobilizer systems are analyzed to determine how a vehicle was stolen and whether a key was used, duplicated, or the engine immobilizer system was bypassed. For more information on this service and our forensic locksmith, visit our Theft Evaluation and Forensic Locksmith pages.
Featured Experts for this Forensic Service
|William Barrows, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, FCLS, CIFI||Fire Investigator / Asbestos Inspector|
|Douglas R. Bernthal, P.E., CFI||Professional Engineer / Fire Investigator|
|Kevin Cronan, P.E., CFI, CFEI, CVFI||Professional Engineer/Fire Investigator|
|Mauricio Cueva-Eguiguren, P.E., CFEI||Professional Engineer / Fire Investigator|
|Brian Darr, P.E.||Professional Engineer / Tire Expert / Fire Investigator|
|Dennis H. Dyl, P.E., CFEI, CFI, CVFI||Professional Engineer / Fire Investigator|
|Matthew Guffey, CFI||Fire Investigator / Asbestos Inspector|
|Ted Kaplon, P.E.||Professional Engineer / Fire Investigator|
|Barry Peak, BSME, ACTAR, ASE, CFEI, CVFI||Mechanical Engineer / Accident Reconstructionist / Fire Investigator|
|Jay Vitagliano, ACTAR, CFEI||Fire Investigator / Accident Reconstructionist|