Fire and Explosion Science



Fire and explosion investigations require a specific set of skills utilizing a methodology based on the scientific approach. Our engineers and certified fire investigators have in-depth knowledge of fire investigation, fire science, fire scene safety, and building systems. Rimkus offers extensive experience in evaluating the origin and cause of fires and explosions involving vehicles, homes, schools, commercial and industrial facilities, agricultural and heavy equipment, and marine vessels.

When products, equipment, systems, or processes are suspected as contributing factors to a fire or explosion, our fire consultants collaborate with our engineers, chemists, materials scientists, and other specialized experts to perform detailed failure analysis and testing to verify the root cause and ignition sequence. We offer a comprehensive approach to isolating the facts and determining the origin and cause of losses.

It takes unique knowledge and experience to sift through a scene that is mostly ruin and destruction to find the clues that tell you what happened. Our team has decades of specialized experience determining where fires started and why fires and explosions have occurred.

Learn more about our Fire and Explosion Science Consulting services below. 

Technical Practice Director

W. Andrew (Andy) Asbell, CFI, CFEI, CVFI

Director, Fire Practice

(601) 898-4738

Technical Practice Director


Vice President, Fire Practice

(813) 289-3060

Our Fire and Explosion Science Consulting Services

Our Fire and Explosion Science Experts