Garrett Forensics’ Fire Investigators follow NFPA 921 guidelines which sets the bar for scientific-based investigation and analysis of fire and explosion incidents. Referenced in the field, in training, and in court, it is the foremost guide for rendering accurate opinions as to incident origin, cause, responsibility, and prevention. It is intended for use by both public sector employees who are responsible for fire investigation and private sector professionals who conduct investigations for insurance companies or litigation purposes.

When a fire or explosion occurs, the determination of the cause and origin requires examinations to determine if the fire may have been a result of an accident, a deliberate act, mechanical or electrical failure, or a nature-related event.

Garrett Forensics can analyze fire incidents for industrial & commercial buildings, as well as single dwelling or multi-tenant residential structures. Our qualified staff will examine fire scenes to determine the fire origin and probable causation by first determining and establishing the origin(s), then investigate the cause: circumstances, conditions, or agencies that brought the ignition source, fuel, and oxidant together.

Vehicle Fires

Our fire experts will apply scientific evaluations to fires that occurred with Automobiles, Semi-Tractor/Trailers, Buses, Boats & Airplanes, and will determine if the fire was related to an intentionally set fire, electrical or mechanical failure or as a result of an accident. All of our experts will provide an in-depth analysis rooted in established scientific principles.

Commercial Fires

Garrett Engineer’s fire consultants will investigate the origin and cause of losses in industrial and commercial locations. Our experts provide timely and accurate investigations following the guidelines of NFPA 921.

Residential Fires

Whether single dwelling or multi-tenant residential structures, Garrett Engineer’s fire experts will determine the cause and origin of fire loss and determine if subrogation potential may exist.