Fire Investigation

Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc., is state licensed to conduct fire investigations and provide detailed fire cause and origin analysis. Our fire investigation expert experience ranges from small fires in facilities, homes, and vehicles, to large industrial facility fires and explosions. Fires of accidental, incendiary, and natural origin have also been investigated.

Our team includes licensed Professional Engineers supported by our staff of chemists, material scientists, and mechanical engineers. Our field investigators are equipped with state of the art scene documentation tools including drone video technology and 3D laser scanning.

Contact us to speak to one of our knowledgeable representatives to learn about the fire investigation services offered at Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc., for your unique situation and needs.

Licensed Fire Investigation Experts

Our Naperville, IL facility and laboratory allow for in-house testing, simulations, and modeling resources. Recognizing the potential legal aspects of an investigation, our facility is compliant with state requirements for evidence collection and retention.

The fire investigator experts at Professional Analysis have experience working with OSHA and MSHA controlled sites. Our fire investigation experts hold HAZWOPER certifications allowing inspections of sites where entry would otherwise be restricted.

We provide fire investigation expertise to help determine issues in a wide variety of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Chemical
  • Appliance
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Boilers and process Equipment
  • Vehicles (cars, trucks, aircraft, other)
  • Arson
  • Electrical (Power distribution, transformers, switchgear, etc.)
  • Fatalities / Injuries

Fire Investigation Experts for Variety of Issues

Our Fire Investigator experts can assist with:

  • Origin and cause analyses
  • Fire modeling
  • Fire protection systems
  • Fire and flammability testing
  • Metallurgical analysis
  • Vehicle fire assessment and investigation
  • Analysis of debris
  • Virtual reality / laser scanning
  • Aerial (Drone / UAS) inspections and laser scanning for accident scene documentation
  • Evidence storage
  • Artifact examination facilities
  • Materials analysis
  • 3-D tomographic / radiographic analysis

Contact us to learn how the fire investigation expert witness services at Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc., can find solutions for your unique situation and needs.

Licensed Illinois Detective Agency – Agency License No. 117-001486 / Agent in Charge: 115-002128


Johannes C. Laun
Michael G. Koehler
Timothy M. Hicks