What is a fire investigator supposed to do when you return from the winter holidays to find your office park dumpster has had a fire? Make a video and turn it into a teaching moment. You might think, “hmm” what’s there to learn about burning trash?
Meier Fire Investigation’s principal expert, Rich Meier appeared on Tampa’s ABC Action News (Channel 11) in a story on Kia car fires. Reporter Jackie Callaway recently interviewed Rich in our labs about a Tampa Bay Area Kia Optima fire. Link courtesy of the ABC Action News YouTube page Video Link courtesy of the ABC Action News YouTube page. At least
New NFPA Committee Appointment: We’re proud to announce that Richard Meier has been appointed as a Principal Member (Special Expert) of the NFPA Technical Committee for NFPA 901 – Standard Classifications for Incident Reporting and Fire Protection Data Scope. What does NFPA 901 do?
Richard Meier’s latest appearance on HLN. Sad case. So tragic. Thank you to HLN and Primetime Justice With Ashleigh Banfield for having our own Richard Meier on as a guest last night. We love being able to share accurate Fire Investigation Science with the public. Rich talked about the science and procedures involved in a origin and cause investigation. No
A recently published study shows that many jurors decide verdicts based on their perception of the expert’s experience and qualifications – rather than their perception and understanding of the scientific rigor of the expert’s methods. Further, mock jurors in the live study did not place a higher weight on testing evidence in making their decisions, even when they were specifically
What happens when lawmakers ignore the work of fire investigators? Could this incredible tragedy be avoided? Here’s what we know now (11am EST): At just before 1am (London Time) this morning, a fire broke out on the 4th floor of a public housing tower in North Kensington, London, England. The 24 -story Grenfell Tower, originally built in 1974, has approximately 120