The primary purpose of a fire investigation is to identify the origin and cause of the fire. It is not only a specialist form of crime scene investigation but often requires the involvement of laboratory analysis of residues for materials such as petrol that may have been used to start a fire. It may also be necessary to conduct detailed examinations of equipment such as heater or electrical appliances that may have caused the fire.
Rapier has a team of highly experienced fire investigators, including former fire brigade and forensic investigators who are second to none. Our staff have worked in the UK and abroad and have worked on high profile cases on behalf of the foreign office.
Our partners, Bureau Veritas provide scientific and forensic support, so we can provide the best possible service.
Fire Investigations undertaken on behalf of clients by Rapier may be carried out for a variety or reasons. Our investigation will lead to a detailed report in which we will identify where and how a fire started, the ignition source and cause. We can identify the means by which fire spread through a building, allowing clients to undertake any necessary actions.
We have a highly experienced team of fire investigators who have operated throughout the UK and abroad. A member of our team took part in the investigation at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, following the siege in 2008.
We are supported by Bureau Veritas who provide forensic facilities and general scientific support.
If you have suffered fire loss and are unsure what action to take, if you need a second opinion, or require further evidence for insurance or other action, give us a call. It costs nothing to talk to us!