Rimkus Forensic Services Update

October 27, 2022

Rimkus is a worldwide leader in engineering and technical consulting. Operating from more than 110 offices around the globe, we provide services to corporations, insurance companies, law firms, and government agencies.

Our team’s legacy of innovation traces back to 1983; our focus is on the future and finding solutions to clients’ biggest challenges. We began in the forensics business, offering our clients an array of technical specialists, scientists, and engineers. Today, we continue with this forward-thinking approach as we broaden our capabilities by adding new experts and companies to our collaborative team.

Today we’re highlighting some of the key practice areas and services our experts provide to clients worldwide. Read below to learn about capabilities related to fire and explosion science, toxicology, consumer products, and food safety.


Fire and explosion investigations require a unique 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.


Thomas W. Young, IAAI, CFI,(V) CFEI, CFII
Vice President, Fire Practice

Thomas Young is an internationally certified fire investigator, nationally certified fire and explosion investigator, and nationally certified fire investigator instructor. As Vice President and Manager of the Rimkus Fire Practice and dedicated employee for 20 years, he oversees fire investigation efforts of the company’s experienced fire consultant team as well as performs fire and explosion causation evaluations. His professional career includes 27 years with St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue, during which he served as Deputy Fire Marshal and Fire Investigations Task Force Supervisor, among many other roles. Visit his full profile to learn more about his professional experience and capabilities.


Toxicology and Food Safety

The Rimkus Toxicology, Consumer Product, and Food Safety Practice specializes in characterizing and quantifying the association between exposure to a substance and the magnitude of its effects on human health. People can be exposed to a variety of potentially harmful chemicals, heavy metals, and organic compounds, as well as bacteria, fungi, and other causative agents at home, in the workplace, or in the environment. Through in-depth investigations, research, testing, and consistent analyses, our consulting experts can help clients understand the facts, and answer the questions at hand.


Carla J. Kinslow, Ph.D.
Director, Toxicology and Food Safety Practice

Rimkus Director, Toxicology and Food Safety Practice, Dr. Carla Kinslow holds a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology/Molecular Toxicology, with more than 31 years of biomedical, regulatory, and environmental experience. She has expertise in inhalation and oral toxicology and specializes in risk-based evaluation of air, soil, and groundwater toxicology under the USEPA, including state and federal guidelines. Dr. Kinslow is also an environmental microbiologist and regularly conducts indoor air quality mold investigations and beer contamination evaluations. Visit her full profile to learn more.


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