When a home or structure is subjected to a fire, fire protection engineers often become the primary investigators of the loss. Fire protection engineers have extensive training and experience to understand the source of ignition, fire test methods, fire performance of materials, fire detection and suppression systems, building and fire codes, failure analysis, and more. With such a wealth of expert knowledge, it is no surprise that a fire protection engineer is likely to be the first expert contacted by attorneys and insurance adjusters handling a fire loss.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations sets the standard for scientific-based investigation and analysis of fire and explosion incidents. This industry-defining guide is referenced in the field, in training, and in court. NFPA 921 is used by the CED’s fire protection engineers to accurately investigate and analyze the origin, cause, responsibility, and prevention of a fire loss.
Through the NFPA, fire protection engineers can complete their certification to become Certified Fire Protection Specialists (CFPS). Completion of the Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) certification adds engineers to the international registry of fire and explosion investigation experts. CFEI certification is the oldest and most widely held Fire Investigation Certification.
Engineers at CED have achieved both CFPS and CFEI credentials, adding to their expansive knowledge of fire loss investigations. Using this training, the engineers in CED’s fire group follow a set of clear and defined investigative processes to ensure all aspects of a fire loss are considered. If you have a case that involves loss, fire protection system failure, ignition source, violation of building and fire codes, or fire detection technology, CED has the right fire protection engineers to help you. See our full list of CFPS and CFEI experts or contact CED to review your case.
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