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We could give you a list of self-serving embellishments designed to appear impressive, but we don’t have to. Fact is, we’re the real deal. Our dedicated professionals are trusted advisors and industry leaders. We hold the qualifications, experience, institutional affiliations and lecturing credentials that withstand all forms of scrutiny.

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Professional certifications

Third-party and professional certification distinguishes an expert from their competitors, helping you to reduce risk and avoid costly mistakes. Our certifications rank among the best in the industry so you can be confident about our performance both in and out of court.

Research, writing & publications

Original thought may be rare but it is something we have built our business upon. We do best-in-class research to further fire and explosion knowledge and operate in an environment of continuous learning, improvement, and innovation. Our investigators have presented at some of the most prestigious research conferences in fire investigation including ISFI, Interflam and Fire and Materials. Our founder, Richard Meier, has even taught for NASA - an accomplishment of which we are incredibly proud.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in appropriate engineer fields
  • Post-Graduate work in Fire Investigation related fields
  • Training from related professional organizations
  • Training programs and seminars from fire prevention, protection, and investigation organizations

Certifications

  • Certified Fire Investigator IAAI-CFI
  • Fire Investigation Technician IAAI-FIT
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator CFEI
  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator CVFI
  • Certified Fire Investigation Instructor CFII
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist CFPS

Standards Committee membership

  • Members T/C and task groups of NFPA 1033 – fire investigator standards
  • Members T/C and task groups of NFPA 921 – fire investigator guide
  • Member of ASTM 05 committee fire testing standards
  • Member task group ABYC marine safety standards

Licensing

  • Appropriate state licensing when and where required
  • Thorough knowledge of various state requirement for expert witnesses
  • Meier Fire Florida Agency A-1600260
  • Richard Meier Florida PI License C-1300627

Research & Publications

Lithium Ion Batteries More Dangerous or Just More Common?
Richard J. Meier, B.Sc. CFEI, CFPS Senior Staff Expert, Fire and Explosion Analyst, John A. Kennedy and Associates, USA, and Patrick M. Kennedy, B.Sc. (Hons.) CFEI, CFPS, ASSE, MIFireE Principal Expert, Fire and Explosion Analyst
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Investigation Methodology
Fire Effects on High Efficiency Compact Fluorescent Lighting
Richard J. Meier, CFEI, CFII, CVFI
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Fire Phenomena
A Detailed Look at the Necked Vessel Flame Thrower Effect
Richard J. Meier, B.Sc. CFEI, CFPS; Patrick M. Kennedy, B.Sc. (Hons.) CFEI, CFPS, ASSE, MIFireE; Gregory E. Gorbett, M.S., CFEI, CFPS, MIFireE; Kathryn C. Smith, B.Sc., CFEI; Phillip M. Powell
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More research coming soon!
Investigation Methodology
Fire Effects on High Efficiency Compact Fluorescent Lighting
Richard J. Meier, CFEI, CFII, CVFI
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More research coming soon!
Fire Phenomena
A Detailed Look at the Necked Vessel Flame Thrower Effect
Richard J. Meier, B.Sc. CFEI, CFPS; Patrick M. Kennedy, B.Sc. (Hons.) CFEI, CFPS, ASSE, MIFireE; Gregory E. Gorbett, M.S., CFEI, CFPS, MIFireE; Kathryn C. Smith, B.Sc., CFEI; Phillip M. Powell
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Meier Fire Investigation, LLC 
4440 5th Street West  
Bradenton, FL 34207
941-900-1234
Licenses (FL)
A-1600260
C-1300627