Fire and Explosion Investigations

The YOUNG & Associates Fire Investigation Team provides comprehensive and reliable forensic investigations to a variety of corporate, insurance, and legal clients. YA’s fire investigators have decades of hands-on experience investigating the origin and cause of fires and explosions in the residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, maritime, and petrochemical environments. Supported by the YAES team of engineers and YA’s Litigation Support Team, YA’s fire investigators provide expertise to clients throughout the investigative process, from initial scene examination to jury trial. As subject matter specialists, YA’s fire investigators are qualified to testify in state court, federal court, and arbitration panels and also assist with appraisals and mediations. In addition to origin and cause investigations, YA’s fire investigators regularly collect and preserve evidence, assess pre-fire risks, consult on case files, and evaluate fire protection systems.

Services provided:

  • Origin & cause investigations
  • Residential investigations
  • Commercial investigations
  • Industrial investigations
  • Maritime investigations
  • Transportation investigations
  • Heavy equipment investigations
  • Agricultural investigations
  • Fire protection & suppression system evaluations
  • Evidence collection & preservation
  • Pre-fire risk assessments
  • Life safety & fire code compliance reviews
Al Alcala

Director, Fire & Explosion

Al Alcala has over 28 years of experience as a Fire and Explosion Investigator. He holds multiple certifications in fire investigation, hazardous materials handling, and explosives analysis. Al has conducted thousands of fire investigations across the US and internationally, assisting clients in determining liability, mitigating risk, and developing strategies to prevent future incidents. His expertise makes him an invaluable asset to any team tackling complex cases involving fire or explosions.

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