Fire Investigation

This service can easily be overlooked when determining the cause of a fire. There are highly trained and competent fire investigators working in the fire sector. Ensure if the need arises that the person you hire is qualified and more importantly, has practical knowledge and can prove their experience. It is also desirable for them to have had experience in a local authority fire and rescue service, as a fire investigator. These individuals can determine how a fire started, the route the fire took from the seat of origin, and the most likely cause. They can act as ‘expert witnesses’ for both the prosecution and/or defence in all types of fire investigations, including arson.

Fire Investigation
Fire Investigation


The competent fire investigator has many years experience and has attended many fire incidents. They know the chemistry of fire, its behaviour and as importantly, the likely behaviour of people involved in fire incidents. They investigate alongside the police, and their success rate is very high. They are also employed by many insurance companies, and in many fires involving fatalities, to decide if there have been unlawful acts carried out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions.

There are a number of occasions when a fire investigation might be required. If there is a prosecution likely and the defence requires further support, for the defence. We have acted for several legal teams as ‘expert witnesses’ for the defence and have carried out many fire investigations in support of this, with an excellent track record of success in defending our clients. Insurance liability and claims is another reason for fire investigation. If you have been unfortunate enough to have had a fire and suffered a lot of damage, the insurance companies usually carry out their own fire investigation. We can act on your behalf as part of any claim you may make. We have provided this service to a number of our clients with great results.

Absolutely yes. We have one of the top fire investigators in the UK available to us and, provided after initial discussions we feel there is a strong case, we will offer the services of this very highly qualified and experienced individual.

Active Fire Safety Solutions provide complete fire safety solutions and manage all your fire provisions.

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