January was a fantastic month for me. I was invited to join the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. I was accepted on ASTM’s Committee on E58 Forensic Sciences. Most importantly I testified in a criminal trial and helped to keep an innocent person out of prison. I alway told people that my job as a fire investigator is to help
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
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
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