Webinar on Fire Investigation

Thursday, 11 February 2021
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    • Keith Murray, Rimkus

About this Session

This presentation will cover the most important aspects and considerations to determining the events of a fire, from initial scene assessment, to burn patterns, fire development and establishing cause and origin at a fire scene.

Understanding the importance that the use of Matterport scans can have, they are an incredible tool for evidence gathering and for non-attendees understanding the scene. This is particularly useful for the substantiation of cases involving recovery and subrogation.

The session will be interactive with case studies and footage of scenes. We encourage questions and queries as they help everyone’s learning and understanding.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar delegates will gain insights into:

  1. Identify the 5 key stages to investigating a fire.

  2. Understand, Point of Origin, Radius of error, burn patterns, indicators, Charring rates, arc mapping

Speaker Bio - Keith Murray, GiFireE

Mr. Murray has completed national certifications and is a qualified Fire Investigator, Fire Behavior Instructor, and Fire Safety and Accident Investigation Officer.

Mr. Murray’s professional career includes 29 years with Dumfries and Galloway, Staffordshire & Scottish Fire and Rescue Services. In that capacity, he was involved in many different emergency service positions including firefighter, Crew and Watch Manager and Station Commander, Fire Investigation Officer, National Project Manager, Operational Intelligence Officer, Operational Assurance Officer, Assistant Area Commander, Lead Training Instructor and certified Fire Safety Inspecting Officer.

Mr. Murray has investigated the origin and cause of fires within the Fire and Rescue Service for over 14 years.

As Station Commander, his role involved responsibility for determining the origin and cause of fire and explosions, the assessment and evaluation of onsite conditions, identifying and collecting physical evidence, and preparing and presenting oral and written reports.


Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is a worldwide provider of forensic consulting services to insurance companies, law firms, corporations and government agencies.

Rimkus assists clients in the responsive and timely resolution of claims and disputes. The company's team of professional engineers, scientists, and technical specialists is recognised for its commitment to service excellence by local, national and international business communities.


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CII Accredited

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