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Fire Origin & Cause

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Meier Fire Investigation, LLC provides fire & explosion investigation services to Attorneys, Insurance Companies and Industry. Capabilities include on-scene investigation; evidence examination; incident analysis; failure analysis; codes and standards research; computer fire modeling; forensic laboratory testing; case management; and expert witness testimony.

Meier Fire's Principal Expert, Richard Meier bases his fire investigations on his extensive knowledge in plastics, metals, mechanical and electrical systems, hydraulic and fuel systems, marine, automotive and industrial systems gained as a mechanical engineer working in the manufacturing sector. Richard has investigated hundreds of fires in his career ranging from simple dryer fires to catastrophic losses over $100 million. His expert reports are NFPA 921 compliant and court-friendly: well-constructed, with detailed analysis of the facts and providing conclusions built on sound scientific principles. Rich has testified in numerous cases, both in deposition and trial, putting forward his responses with confidence and charisma. He has an unwavering passion for seeking and finding answers where other experts fail.

Areas of Fire and Explosion Investigation and Analysis Expertise include:
* Fire Origin & Cause
* Natural, Accidental & Incendiary (Arson) Causes
* Analysis, Responsibility & Litigation
* Products Liability
* Fire Prevention Codes
* Fire & Smoke Alarm Systems
* Buildings & Structures, Residential, Hotel, Commercial & Industrial
* Vehicles, Boats & Commercial Marine Vessels
* Cell Phone, Laptop & Computer Battery / Batteries (Li Ion)
* Explosion Investigations
* Clothing & Vehicle Flammability Codes & Standards
* Appliance, Electrical & Systems
* Fireworks & Pyrotechnics
* Flammable & Hazardous Materials, Fuels, Liquids & Gases

Richard J. Meier - Principal Expert, Fire and Explosion Analyst
Education/Certifications:
BS-MET / IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CFII, CFVI, CFPS