With over thirty-five years combined experience with the fire service and mechanical field, Mr. Smith has specialized insight and knowledge into origin and cause investigations for structural properties, private passenger automobiles, semi-trucks and heavy equipment. My background and experience in fire suppression and fire cause determination make me particularly valuable in the determining the origin and cause of a loss.
The twenty-six years with the fire service has provided hundreds of hours of live fire training in the areas of fire behavior, effects of ventilation, fire effect to different construction types, fire effect to compartments and contents, juvenile fire setters, effects of fire scenes due to suppression activities, basement fires, attic fires and fires due to natural causes.
The numbers of fires investigated for Origin and Cause on the public and private side are estimated to reach approximately 500-700 in number. These fires include residential, vehicle, earth moving equipment, semi-trucks and commercial losses.
Mr. Smith has investigated fire losses that involving over ten million dollars in losses.