Forensic Fire Consultants, Inc. has investigated a broad range of fire incidents and failures that are central to insurance claims and subrogation. Our senior investigator, Bernard "Sandy" Kromenacker, has extensive experience in making fire origin and cause determinations for structures, vehicles, equipment, vessels, appliances, chimneys, and more. With over 30 years of experience and more than 3300 investigations, Sandy clearly has the experience to provide you the best in fire origin and cause investigations.
Knowing that any fire investigation has the potential for litigation or subrogation, FFCI conducts investigations using scientific methods that will stand up against cross examination. Fire scene documentation, collection of artifacts and evidence, and evidence preservation are key elements of our extensive examinations.
FFCI's goal is to provide independent, scientific analysis of fire incidents to our clients. Sandy's success withfire origin and cause investigations and forensic fire expert witnesstestimonyhas led to his recognition as a leading expert in the field of fire and explosion investigations throughout North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and other regions as well.
As a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI ), Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator/Instructor (CFEI), Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI), and Certified Fire Investigator Instructor (CFII) as well as holding a Private Investigator’s License in North Carolina, Sandy is the investigator with the training, education, and experience to provide thorough, professional, and accurate origin and cause determinations for you.
Fire Origin and Cause Analysis Evidence & Artifact Retrieval/ Storage Incendiary Fire Analysis Fire Dynamics and Failure Analysis Product Defect Analysis Fire Safety Systems Failure Analysisand Lightning Intrusion Analysis Microscopic & X-Ray Analysis Code Compliance Analysis Subrogation and Litigation Support Case Management of Joint Inspections