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Rich Meier on screen interview
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Kia Fires in the news.

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

Richard Meier & First-responder
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Richard Meier joins NFPA 901 Committee.

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?  

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Is St. Petersburg Going Solar?

According to an article today in the Tampa Bay Times, there is currently a proposal in the St. Pete city council to make solar power mandatory on new home construction and major renovations.  If passed, it would make St. Pete the second city in Florida to require solar power, after South Miami. As with the introduction of any new

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Fire Expert, Richard Meier on HLN

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

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Was it really Arson? 4 warning signs the investigator got it wrong.

So, you’ve got this case on your desk. The investigator is telling you it’s arson. Whether you’re a prosecutor or defense lawyer in a criminal matter or the attorney for the insurance company or homeowner in a civil arson case, you have a decision to make. Move forward, accept the case or reject it and use your valuable time and

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Summer BBQ Safety Tips

Summer is here.  It’s time for family, friends, fun and grilling out.  It’s also the time when injuries related to grilling spike. We’ve compiled some simple ways for you to stay safe this summer.