Origin Determination NFPA 921-131 (2004)
Determination of origin involves the following:
- The physical marks (fire patterns) left by the fire.
- The observation reported by witnesses or were present at the time of the fire.
- The analysis of the physics and chemistry of fire initiation, development and growth and the conditions of fire.
- Location of arcing.
Determination of cause involves the following:
- The determination of the cause of the fire or explosion involves consideration of the circumstances, conditions, or agencies that bring together a fuel, ignition source, and oxidizer.
- The identification of those materials, circumstances and factors that were necessary for the fire to have occurred.
Our trained fire origin and cause experts are qualified to perform investigations on both structural, trucking, vehicle and industrial fires. Proper fire origin and cause determination is essential for the meaningful compilation of fire statistics. Accurate statistics form part of the basis of fire prevention codes, standards, and training.
- Fire Dynamics
- Fire Computer Modeling
- (Room Temperature, Flashover, Smoke)
- FMVSS –301 for Fuel Systems
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- Filler Pipes
- FMVSS-302 for Flammability
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- Flame Vector Analysis
- Vehicle Fires
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