Fire Sequence Investigations
Expert, Experienced, and Expedient Origin and Cause Analysis
24 Hour Call Service
How We Can Help You
FSI provides the insurance industry, attorneys, and government agencies with a full range of services pertaining to fire and explosion investigations as well as technical training. We offer expert, experienced and expedient analysis of complex fire and explosion incidents that result in timely science-based conclusions.
We offer free initial consultations, 24 hour availability, and real-time investigation status updates.
Origin & Cause Analysis
Scientifically based and objective Origin and Cause analysis using industry standards to ensure thorough investigations, accurate opinions, and timely expert reports. Using a systematic approach, we will determine the area or point of origin of the fire or explosion, its ignition source, the first fuel involved, and the circumstances that bring all of these factors together.
Consultation & Litigation Support
Case analysis and litigation consulting based on years of expert experience involving the preparation and presentation in court of complicated investigations of catastrophic fires and explosions. Litigation support involving the assessment of other experts' analyses and identifying conclusions wither consistent or incompatible with the data at hand.
Complex Scene Management
Broad experience in managing large and catastrophic fire and explosion scene investigations. From a $4 Billion Navy Warship fire loss, to a $250 Million manufacturing loss, to a $500 Million industrial explosion scene, former ATF National Response Team Supervisor Dixon Robin, IAAI-CFI has successfully lead numerous complex investigations involving multiple parties, multiple SMEs, and multiple pieces of critical evidence.
Based on over 2 decades of preparing for and testifying in criminal trials combined with subject matter expertise and knowledge gained while working on the largest and most complex fire scenes in the U.S.
Training & Instruction
Development and delivery of customizable technical fire and explosion investigation training. As a Certified Instructor (IAAI-CI) Dixon Robin has taught thousands of students and designed, developed and delivered fire investigation programs at the International Law Enforcement Academies in Budapest, Tblisi and Bangkok, National Fire Academy, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and IAAI. He is a subject matter expert in fire dynamics, origin & cause, fire scene reconstruction, arc mapping, timeline and data analysis, evidence identification & collection and more.
Scene Documentation and 3D Scanning
In addition to our other digital tools and latest technologies we use Matterport 3D scanning to effectively capture 3 dimensional data critical to fire and explosion investigations. The data allows clients to view a high resolution depiction of the scene, to "walk through" the investigation and to obtain accurate measurements for further analysis.