You see ashes. WE SEE ANSWERS.

Fire and Explosion Investigations for Attorneys, Insurance and Manufacturing.

We see answers.

When your client sees the worst day of their lives and you see a burned mess.

Answers to case-critical questions. What was the cause of the fire? What could have been done to prevent it? Who was responsible? How can we prove it in court?

To get these answers, you need a fire investigation expert, a fire code expert and a manufacturing expert that can tell you how products work and how they can cause fires.

Lucky for you and your clients, Rich Meier is all three --and, with his easy, approachable style, he can explain it, in plain English, to a jury.

Fire Investigation is all we do.

Our experts are licensed, accredited, and recognized authorities on fire investigation with diverse knowledge of fire investigation methods and technology.  We have experience in plastics, metals, mechanical and electrical systems, hydraulic and fuel systems, marine, automotive and industrial systems.

Our firm may be new, but its experience stretch back years, and our pedigree even longer. Richard Meier began his fire investigator career with John A. Kennedy & Associates, the firm that founded the fire investigation industry. Over the years he has trained, worked and consulted with some of the biggest names in the fire business.

Meier Fire Investgation:  Fire and Explosion Investigation Experts

We're focused on one thing: credibility.

It's not enough to have the right evidence. When selecting an expert to analyze or testify to a fire’s origin and cause, you need someone who looks, sounds and acts the part convincingly. Our experts are credible, approachable and down to earth - the kind juries like. We know fire investigation and we know how to present it. Combining the two skills is the extra edge that your case needs.

An intentionally different approach.

Everyone says they're different, but we are! We don't accept every case that comes along. We're as selective about the cases we take as you are about the experts you hire. That way, we can be sure you'll receive our undivided attention and absolute best service for the entire duration of your case. You'll like that we are ethical and we'll bill you that way, too. We work hands on with our clients to keep investigation costs low without sacrificing quality.

Richard Meier

Your partner of choice for fire investigation, explosion investigation, origin & cause determination, and expert witness consulting.

Meier Fire’s Principal Expert, Richard Meier bases his fire investigations on his extensive knowledge in plastics, metals, mechanical and electrical systems, hydraulic and fuel systems, marine, automotive and industrial systems gained as a mechanical engineer working in the manufacturing sector.  He knows how things are built, how they work and how they can fail.

Richard has investigated hundreds of fires in his career ranging from simple dryer fires to catastrophic losses over $100 million.

His expert reports are NFPA 921 compliant and court-friendly: well-constructed, presenting a detailed analysis of the facts and providing conclusions built on sound scientific principles.  Rich has testified in numerous cases, both in deposition and trial, putting forward his responses with confidence and charisma. He has an unwavering passion for seeking and finding answers where other experts fail.

Why Richard?

  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • Forensic expert with 30+ years manufacturing industry experience
  • Degree-educated mechanical and manufacturing engineering technologist
  • Simplifies complex problems
  • Fast, reliable and personable response, even with challenging deadlines
  • Unquestionable integrity and focused customer service
  • Credible Expert

Richard serves on the NFPA 921 tasks groups for HVAC systems, Marine Fire Investigations and Fire Patterns.

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Richard's Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Akron
  • Using Warnings and Instructions to Increase Safety and Reduce Liability, University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 2014
  • The Effects of Fire on People, Property and the Environment, University of Maryland, College Park MD, October – December 2016.
  • NAFI
  • IAAI

Richard's Certifications & Memberships

  • Certified Fire Investigator IAAI-CFI,
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator CFEI
  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator CVFI
  • Certified Fire Investigation Instructor CFII
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist CFPS
  • ASTM E05 Committee on Fire Testing Standards
  • ABYC E-11 Electrical Standard, Subcommittee on 3 Phase Electrical Systems
  • NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, Task Groups on Fire Patterns, Marine Fire Investigations, HVAC Fire Investigations.

There is no charge for an initial consultation. Please contact us to schedule your free and confidential appointment today.

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Meier Fire Investigation, LLC 
4440 5th Street West  
Bradenton, FL 34207
Licenses (FL)