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Origin and cause of fire and explosion

In cases where a fire or an explosion of a building occurs, may it be residential, commercial, institutional or industrial, ems team can provide a tailored support to their customers’ needs, depending on their role and involvement in the events. Ems engineers are all qualified investigation experts who can identify the origin and cause of fire, and hold renown certifications of nafi-cfei (national association of fire investigators – certified fire and explosion investigators). Finally, their great experience, based on hundreds of investigations, allows them to give you the support that you need in cases of fire, not only by finding the cause, but also on these aspects:

  • Investigation on the origin and cause of the fire:
    • Residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and agricultural;
    • Vehicle;
    • Machinery;
    • Maritime.
  • Analyse the compliance of the installations:
    • Permanent electrical systems;
    • Wood, electrical, fuel oil or gas heating systems;
    • Automatic extinguishing systems.
  • Respect of the regulations for hot work (CSA W117, CNPI);
  • Sampling and chemical analysis to detect accelerating products;
  • Use of canine unit to detect accelerating products;
  • Weather reports for lightning strikes;
  • Evaluation of the fire prevention compliance;
    • Fire separation;
    • Sprinklers;
    • Abnormal propagation.
  • Evaluation of the burned structures and foundations;
  • Temporary shoring of instable structures;
  • Engineering and plans for permanent repair.
Fire outside a house: damaged recreational vehicle, cars and motorcycles

Fire outside a house: damaged recreational vehicle, cars and motorcycles

Fire of a remote zone cottage of Zec Martin Valin

Fire of a remote zone cottage of Zec Martin Valin

Fire inside a food factory, self-ignition of vegetal fat

Fire inside a food factory, self-ignition of vegetal fat

Fire in the attic of a condominium

Fire in the attic of a condominium

Analysis of the compliance of wood heating system installation

Analysis of the compliance of wood heating system installation

Fire resulting from a non-compliant wood heating system installation

Fire resulting from a non-compliant wood heating system installation

Fire resulting from a non-compliant wood heating system installation

Fire resulting from a non-compliant wood heating system installation

Fire resulting from a non-compliant wood heating system installation

Fire resulting from a non-compliant wood heating system installation

Fire of a rooming house

Fire of a rooming house

Fire of a rooming house

Fire of a rooming house

Fire of many buildings (total loss) including vehicles

Fire of many buildings (total loss) including vehicles

Fire of a residential garage

Fire of a residential garage

Fire resulting from the use of a stove

Fire resulting from the use of a stove