IGNIS Forensic Fire Investigations and Prevention



Our Fire Investigators have over 35 years of Emergency and Fire, Fire Prevention and investigations experience, working together with Insurance and Private clients.



With a fire there are always loss involved. Loss of life, property or even reputation, in order to reduce the trauma period, let us assist you with a professional and speedy investigation.



We offer a Certified Accelerant Detection Canine Team to assist both Public and Private Sector Fire Investigations. In order to conduct a thorough investigation, we work according to the standards of NFPA 921. Our Accelerant Detection K-9 Team are trained on seven accelerants as well as indoor, external and electrical/auto electrical defects to assist in an investigation.



Our team of forensic fire investigators along with our experienced Engineering Fire experts will be able to determine either a faulty product, wiring problem existed within the facility, or if the cause of the fire may be arson.



Types of Investigations

  • Vehicle Fires
  • Residential Property Fires
  • Commercial Property Fires
  • Wild Veld Fires
  • Explosions
  • Dust Explosions

IGNIS Forensic Fire Investigations and Prevention

Primary Investigations

Fire investigation involves the examination of all fire-related incidents once fire fighters have extinguished the fire.

The investigation will include closely surveying the damaged scene to establish the origin of the fire and eventually establishing the cause.

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Secondary Investigation & Review

On many occasions the scene of the incident is no longer available for examination when disputes over the circumstances first become apparent or clarification is needed.

We can also provide guidance on the technical basis and application of specific standards and legislation.

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Expert Advice & Evidence

We provide a range of report types, advice to legal representatives and expert testimony in courts and tribunals, with experience in a wide range of jurisdictions.

We provide a full supporting service from the initial request to appearance as expert witnesses in courts and tribunals.

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IGNIS Forensic Fire Investigations and Prevention

Training and Education

We are affiliated with a variety of Accredited Training Academies that provide a professional service and assistance.

Our Facilitators, Assessors and Moderators are all current practitioners.

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K-9 Accelerant and Electrical Detection

K-9 Accelerant Detection should be considered for all fire/explosion investigations.

The use of K-9 Accelerant Detection for the purpose of improving the investigation of fires and particularly in the collection of samples for laboratory analysis is invaluable to forensic fire and explosion investigators.

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Accreditations

Association of Life Safety Assessors
Association of Life Safety Assessors