Richard Meier

Your partner of choice for fire investigation, explosion investigation, origin & cause determination, and expert witness consulting

A veteran fire and explosion investigator, Richard has investigated hundreds of fires in his career ranging from simple dryer fires to catastrophic losses over $100 million. His expert reports are NFPA 921 compliant and court-friendly: well-constructed, with detailed analysis of the facts and providing conclusions built on sound scientific principles.

A leading authority on fire investigation, Rich has testified in numerous cases, both in deposition and trial, putting forward his responses with confidence and charisma. He has an unwavering passion for seeking and finding answers where other experts fail.
Rich Meier Fire Investigation Expert

Why choose Richard?

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  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • Forensic expert with 30+ years industry experience
  • Degree-educated mechanical and manufacturing engineering technologist
  • Simplifies complex problems
  • Fast, reliable and personable response, even with challenging deadlines
  • Unquestionable integrity and focused customer service

Credible Expert

A background uniquely tailored to ...

Richard spent 24 years as a mechanical and manufacturing engineer before joining John A. Kennedy and Associates, the company that started the fire investigation industry, in
2011. In 2016, Richard launched Meier Fire Investigation.  He's a recognized authority on fire investigation with diverse knowledge in plastics, metals, mechanical and electrical systems, hydraulic and fuel systems, marine, automotive and industrial systems. He's yet to find a problem he can't solve.

Impressive Resume

Richard's Certifications & Memberships

Certified Fire Investigator
Certified Fire Investigator
Fire code expert

During his career, Richard has continued to develop his skill base,
gaining numerous qualifications and committee memberships that stand up to rigorous scrutiny. These include:

  • ASTM E05 Committee on Fire Testing Standards
  • ABYC E-11 Electrical Standard, Subcommittee on 3 Phase Electrical Systems
  • NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, Task Groups on Fire Patterns, Marine Fire Investigations, HVAC Fire Investigations

Richard Meier

Prolific Researcher & Educator

A veteran fire and explosion investigator, Richard has investigated hundreds of fires in his career ranging from simple dryer fires to catastrophic losses over $100 million. His expert reports are NFPA 921 compliant and court-friendly: well-constructed, with detailed analysis of the facts and providing conclusions built on sound scientific principles.

Respected Speaker

Richard honed his speaking skills over many years on the conference circuit and still lectures frequently at fire investigation and legal events. He has presented his research at the most prestigious conferences in the industry - ISFI, Interflam and Fire and Materials. Richard has even taught for NASA - an accomplishment of which he is incredibly proud.

Richard is approachable and likable and has a down-to-earth presentation style. If you're looking for the perfect speaker, trust Richard to deliver dynamic presentations on the topics that matter most to your audience. Currently available for live and web events.

Deeper Understanding

Research & Writings

LITHIUM ION BATTERIES
MORE DANGEROUS OR JUST MORE COMMON?
THE NECKED VESSEL FLAME THROWER EFFECT
FIRE EFFECTS ON HIGH EFFICIENCY
COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTING
Read more of Rich's work on our company website
Meier Fire Investigation Expert

Educational Experience

  • NASA
  • National Association of Fire Invetsigators
  • International Association of Fire Investigators
  • Florida State Fire Marshall's Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Broward County Fire Inspectors Association
  • Great American Teach-In

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