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Decades of Dedication to Fire Investigation Excellence

Leading Expertise & Innovation in Fire Investigation

The FCA team of certified Fire Investigators specialize in systematic and comprehensive origin and cause investigations. Adhering to NFPA 921 Guidelines and NFPA 1033 standards, our experts employ the scientific method to reach factual conclusions. With extensive experience across the various incidents you may encounter – from residential, commercial, vehicle, marine vessel, industrial, agricultural, and wildlands – FCA offers thorough investigations to uncover the truth behind the origin and cause of fires, ensuring accurate and reliable outcomes for our clients.

Types of Investigations

Residential

Commercial

Vehicle

vessel

Wildland

Appliance

Agriculture Equipment & Technology

Other

Commitment to Excellence

Fire Cause Analysis (FCA) investigators function as a tightly-knit group of experienced professionals. Led by Geoff Hazard IAAI FISC, with Andy Berasley – an expert in Vehicle Fire Investigations, and John White, NFPA Committee member and Forensic Engineer, our expert team is committed to providing prompt and accurate investigations that align with our clients’ directions and expectations. Our fire investigators are certified by the International Association of Arson Investigators, California Conference of Arson Investigators, and the National Association of Fire Investigators.

Since 1978 Fire Cause Analysis has maintained a commitment to excellence, evident through our steadfast adherence to, and continued training on, the NFPA 921 guidelines and NFPA 1033 standards. Our investigators, beginning with Don Perkins, pursue the necessary professional qualifications to meet and exceed these national benchmarks. FCA history includes Hal Lyson, Ret. Director of Investigations, holds the esteemed distinction of being a founding member of the NFPA 921 Technical Committee and actively participates in the NFPA 1033 Technical Committee, both of which are instrumental in shaping the professional standards for fire investigations. Additionally, Dennis Field, our President, serves as a Principal Member of the NFPA 1033 Technical Committee.

Prompt & Accurate Investigations

The fire investigation team at Fire Cause Analysis (FCA) functions as a tightly-knit group of experienced professionals. Our expert team is committed to providing prompt and accurate investigations that align with our clients’ directions and expectations. Our fire investigators are certified by the International Association of Arson Investigators, California Conference of Arson Investigators, and the National Association of Fire Investigators.

Fire Cause Analysis adheres to the scientific method, employing a thorough and systematic approach to investigate the fire scene. FCA leverages analytical tools to document the situation, including photography, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Scanning, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) footage. Through our employment of the scientific method, FCA investigators are able to develop thorough conclusions and recommendations contained in the comprehensive report presented as our expert findings.

Meet Our Expert Fire Investigators

Our team of certified fire investigators brings decades of experience and specialized training to every case.