Fire Analysis

When the smoke finally clears little is left among the ashes... Scant evidence of the devastating loss to people and property, and even less evidence of what started the fire, or how resulting damages were experienced. The one certainty is that someone will have to provide restitution.​

The Complexity of Fire Analysis

Finding out what caused a fire and its resulting damages is a complex task, It often involves:

  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Fire Science
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Evidence Collection

And it requires a team approach.

Recognized for Experience

RTI is one of the world's leaders in this demanding field. We consult on the largest-scale fore and explosion disasters. RTI has extensive experience and technical capability to deliver this comprehensive service including:

  • Fire Scene Laser and Drone Scanning
  • Full-Scale Fire Testing
  • Computer Fire Modeling

Commitment to Quality

The skill and experience that bring the largest cases to RTI can benefit any case. We employ the same approach to any fire analysis, regardless of size, with the same commitment to thoroughness and quality.

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Communicating the Story

Our Creative problem-solving does not stop with fire analysis. RTI is the pioneer in visual communications for the courtroom. We provide the communications consulting, computer animation, video production and graphic design that tell your story accurately and effectively. Learn More>>


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