Fire Investigations and Explosion Investigations Whether there has been a small house fire or a massive industrial explosion, ESI's certified Fire Investigators use a methodical and detailed approach to analyze fires and determine origin and cause. We examine records from the California State Fire Marshal and work with San Francisco fire departments, expounding on their initial fire reports.

Qualified, Experienced Investigators

Shortly after a fire is extinguished by fire-fighters, an investigation is launched to understand the circumstances that caused the fire or explosion. Fire investigators must have a careful eye and ample experience to successfully analyze the evidence and circumstances. At ESI, our NAFI-certified fire investigation specialists have investigated over 5,000 properties, in California and across the country. After 20 years of experience and presence in the San Francisco area, you can be sure that we know and understand fire behavior - and the signs of arson.

Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Team

ESI's fire investigators are a part of a team of engineers, and the multidisciplinary nature of our company better serves your investigation. Our electrical and forensic engineers provide supporting analysis for origin and cause investigations, and inspect any appliances, machinery, or systems that could have been a factor in a fire.

Investigations for all types of fires

Some of the fires we investigate include, but are not limited to:

  • Residential Fires
  • Commercial Building Fires
  • Industrial Fires and Explosions
  • Farm Machinery Fires
  • Vehicular Fires
  • Restaurant Fires
  • Apartment Fires

Engineering Specialists Inc also serves the following cities and towns located within the San Francisco Area.

  • Alameda
  • Antioch
  • Berkeley
  • Mill Valley
  • Mountain View
  • Oakland
  • Palo Alto
  • Pleasanton
  • San Jose
  • San Mateo
  • Vallejo
  • Walnut Creek