The destructive nature of fires and explosions often dictates complex investigations into the origin and cause of these incidents. Element Analytical’s fire investigators are credentialed by nationally recognized agencies in the field of fire/explosion origin and cause investigations; are adept at identifying, collecting, and preserving pertinent artifacts for further examination; and are often called upon to coordinate joint inspections on-site or in our laboratory facility. Our capabilities include analysis of fire sprinkler systems, commercial cooking hood/suppression systems, fire pumps, and fire partitions amongst others. Evaluation of electrical, gas, and HVAC systems commonly occurs during these investigations and during the course of post-scene artifact inspections.