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FI-UK’s James Acott is the 1st IAAI Motor Vehicle Fire Credential Endorsement in Europe!

Fire Investigations (UK) are proud to announce that our very own James Acott is the second investigator outside of the USA to receive this credential. The only other is in Australia. James demonstrates the importance of attaining such credentials through the IAAI to ensure practitioner competencies are maintained through the 3-yearly renewal process. Well done […]

Advanced Principles of Fire Dynamics with Dr James Quintiere – 2017 Course

Due to the success of the first offering of this course in June 2016, we are holding another 3-day course aimed at fire engineers and fire investigators at the BRE Academy on August 9-11 2017. The course is again being presented by Dr James Quintiere and Mr Robert Schaal and it attracts 22.5 CPD hours with […]

Advanced Principles of Fire Dynamics Course 2016

We are delighted that the course is now full with 20 delegates! Dr Quintiere is over the Atlantic as this is posted with Bobby Schaal arriving in London in the morning. We are all prepared and looking forward not only to an educating week at the BRE Academy, but a fun week with the practical […]

Advanced Principles of Fire Dynamics: a 3-day Course at the BRE Academy (UK) with Dr James Quintiere 31 May 2016

We are holding a 3-day course aimed at fire engineers and fire investigators at the BRE Academy on May 31 2016. The course is being presented by Dr James Quintiere and Mr Robert Schaal and it attracts 22.5 CPD hours with the IFE. Attached is a link to a two-minute YouTube video about the course. […]

UK Association of Fire Investigators – Silver Sponsors

FI-UK are proud to have been Silver Sponsors at this year’s 2016 Annual Training Conference of the UK Association of Fire Investigators. With 152 registered delegates including those that had travelled from the Channel Isles, Ireland, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Poland, Estonia, Italy, the USA, Australia as well as across the UK, this […]

Fire Incidents involving Solar Power

Project description & how to report incidents   The BRE National Solar Centre (NSC) has been commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to lead a three year study on fires involving solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The study involves a review of historical incidents, relevant literature, standards and training. Another important part of […]

New Forensic Fire Investigator Joins Our Team!

FI-UK welcome Mike Burroughs, who served for over 30 years with the Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. Mike is well known for his meticulous research capabilities which will compliment our very experienced team, now totalling approximately 320 years ‘fire and/or criminal justice’ experience between us all!!

Leeds University Fire and Explosion Investigation Course

FI-UK and BRE Global have supported Dr Roth Phylaktou and Professor Gordon Andrews at this year’s ‘Fire and Explosion Investigation Course’ at Leeds University with our own Dr Peter Mansi and James Acott, along with BRE’s Richard Chitty. FI-UK and BRE Global believe in actively sharing their knowledge and experiences, by using our competent practicing forensic […]

Mr Kim Yates – RIP

It is with tremendous sadness that I have to report our friend, colleague, FI Global Associate and IAAI President of the IAAI-Africa Chapter Mr Kim Yates was tragically killed with his wife and best friend Ingrid in a motorcycle accident in South Africa. Our thoughts go out to his other best friend and business partner […]

ISO 9001:2008 Inspection 2015 – Another Successful year!

FI-UK passed the 4th ISO 9001 inspection by BSI today with very positive comments from the Inspector. Maintaining excellent background organisational structures to support our every growing client base to provide outstanding service delivery. We have already booked in next year’s appointment and aim to maintain these high standards.

International Sustainability Alliance

A delve into the archives, but good to see the positivity expressed in an article on the International Sustainability Alliance web site over three years ago fulfilling itself into reality. A truly formidable partnership! Onwards and upwards FI-UK and BRE

IAAI ITC – Chicago May 2015!

Another fantastic International Training Conference was held by the IAAI – ‘Global Leaders in Fire Investigation’. Representing the UK Association of Fire Investigators (UK AFI), the IAAI’s 67th Chapter, were FI-UK’s Dr Peter Mansi (UK AFI Past President), John Galvin (UK AFI President), Claire Mansi (UK AFI Director of Administration) and Chris Clarke (UK AFI […]

IAAI Presidential Year comes to an end

FI-UK Partner, Dr Peter Mansi, will hand over the reigns of the IAAI Presidency to Dan Heenan, Senior Special Agent with the ATF, (US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) in Chicago on Tuesday 19 May 2015. Peter has visited and presented at 16 IAAI Chapter events in the USA, Africa, Finland, Ireland and […]

Another Anniversary

Fire Investigations (UK) LLP (FI-UK and FI Global) have just completed their third successful trading year. Our client base continues to grow as insurers, loss adjusters and lawyers recognise our enthusiastic, refreshing approach to providing unbiased, professional expertise in respect of their fire claims. These include domestic and commercial properties, vehicle and marine losses and […]

Fire Investigations (UK) LLP ISO 9001 Inspection – 100% pass!

FI-UK have again been successful in our second yearly assessment of our ISO 9001 certification. The Assessor stated that: ‘all areas assessed were found to be effective. FI-UK was described as a ‘professional practice utilising new technology with tight controls and no areas of concern were identified.

BBC Watch Dog and FI-UK ‘Team Up’ at BRE

BBC Watch Dog’s ‘Hazard House’ teamed up with Fire Investigations UK and BRE during Series 10 to inform the public about dangers relating to dishwashers. You can see the complete episode at  Other episodes of this excellent series can also be seen on BBC iPlayer. BRE’s superb facilities at Garston, Hertfordshire can also be […]

Two firefighters dead and a flawed system laid bare

“The cause of the fire was most probably due to the ignition source being the production of a spark or sparks from unprotected welding activities and falling among adjacent combustible materials that had been dumped within the yard,” concluded a June 2009 report by Dr Peter Mansi, then manager of the fire investigation group of […]

First Winner of the Fire Investigations UK Development Award 2013

The first winner of the Fire Investigations UK Development Award received her prize for the essay competition, improvements in Fire Investigation. The award winner is 19-year-old Victoria Brand of Bridgend College of Further Education. Victoria was studying for the Level 3 BTEC Award in Forensic Science when FI-UK’s Mike Flanagan treated her and her fellow […]

Fire Investigations UK comment on intelligence led forensic intelligence

Intelligence led policing with SELFIA SLTN Analytics is specialized in building unified search solutions for forensic investigations. SLTN is based in the Netherlands and has designed and implemented search platforms to enable intelligence led policing for national, European, and international organisations. The leading application of SLTN Analytics is SELFIA. ( SLTN’s EntityLed Forensic Intelligence Application). “This Application really has the […]

Fire Investigations UK gets Forensic Science Society approval

We are pleased to report that our course “Electricity for Fire Investigations” has been approved by the Forensic Science Society.  The two day course is the first and only course dedicated to electrical investigation to be approved by the FSSoc. The approval period will commence on 19th April 2013 and conclude on 18th April 2014. […]