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KHFC Hosts Fire Lab: Burn & Learn for Free CE Credits!

The KHFC Team would like to thank everyone who attended the Burn & Learn event on 11/9/17 at our facility! We had the opportunity to share a classroom presentation, live demonstrations of actual fire scenarios and a BBQ lunch, all for (4) Free CE Credits for adjusters. Be on the lookout for more events like this hosted by KHFC.

Kevin B. Hays Fire Consulting – Burn and Learn 2017

UAS Aerial Videography services

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A Big Thank You to Everyone Who Stopped by Our Booth and Attended Our Classes at FACAP!

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(Stephen Dollar, Sky Santos, Kevin Hays and Wyatt F­alk advertising the Kevin Hays Fire Consulting, LLC display.)

On behalf of the whole team, we express our gratitude for the attendance at our booth this year. In addition, our very own Wyatt Falk enjoyed teaching a Digital Forensic and Social Media course, while Kevin and Stephen Dollar were honored to close out the Seminar with Pete Layson and Ben Messinese by discussing Lithium Battery Fires and constructing live burns.

Evidence Collection and Preservation

KBH-EvidenceWhen items of interest are of great importance to a case and evidence is to be collected, it’s of the utmost importance to ensure the evidence is handled appropriately. This begins with the proper collecting and handling of the evidence. Once the evidence is appropriated, it needs to be maintained for further examination and or to support the case though litigation. We at Kevin Hays Fire Consulting, LLC have the experience, knowledge and skills to handle all your evidence needs. We also offer collection and preservation of evidence wherein we are not involved as an investigating expert. We offer this service to provide an unbiased and objective third party to ensure the evidence is properly handled and maintained for all involved. Please give us a call to discuss how we can help with handling and maintaining your evidence needs.

Fire and Explosion Origin and Cause Investigations

Fire and Explosion Origin and Cause

The investigation of fires and explosions is a complex endeavor and can be extremely challenging. Before the cause of the fire can be determined the fire origin must be identified. This requires that the investigator possess basic knowledge, skills and abilities to perform such a task. However, we at Kevin B. Hays Fire Consulting, LLC go beyond the basics. We have the background, training, education and skills to provide advanced evaluation and analysis of the fire and explosion scene. The identification of a fire origination is of great importance in this systematic process. Once the fire origin has been accurately determined then possible, competent ignition sources can be identified and evaluated as part of the scientific method. Further examination is often employed utilizing scientific and technological analysis to assist in properly identifying the fire causation and potential responsibility. We at Kevin B. Hays Fire Consulting, LLC pride ourselves on having extensive seasoned backgrounds while staying current in the evolving and challenging profession in order to provide our clients with the expertise which are relied upon.

Propane and Natural Gas Fire and Explosion Investigation

LP Natural Gas Fire and Explosion Investigation

Investigation of Fire and Explosions involving liquefied petroleum (LP) and natural gas (NG) often require specialized knowledge, training, and equipment. We at Kevin B. Hays Fire Consulting, LLC possess those specialized skills and have extensive experience with evaluating, testing, and analyzing LP and NG fuel gas systems which have been involved in fires and / or explosions. This includes analyzing the entire fuel gas system. We begin at the fuel tanks and thoroughly inspect the supply piping, tubing, fittings, components and appliances. We bring the expertise to the incident site to evaluate the entire fuel gas system. Further examination of the artifacts and evidence is often analyzed in the laboratory. We at Kevin B. Hays Fire Consulting, LLC have specialized training in evaluation of the LP and NG fuel gas systems and components. We have completed State and industry sponsored training, and successfully passed a written comprehensive examination to obtain our Gas Dealer Certification, which we continue to maintain. We review codes, statutes and manufacture documentation to evaluate the totality of each incident involving fuel gas fires and explosions.

Fire Consulting and Case Review

Fire Consulting and Case Review of fires

Many times an inspection of the actual fire scene and or incident site is not available. Often the scene has been cleared and / or destroyed before the need for a fire investigation exists. We at Kevin B. Hays Fire Consulting, LLC can help with obtaining and reviewing of incident documentation as well as researching further information which can assist with rendering an opinion based on known data and expertise. We also assist with reviewing of prior expert case documentation to provide opinions as to the origin and cause of the incident to further assist interested parties with additional opinions and possibilities which might not have been previously explored. We provide an objective and unbiased approach to the evaluation of the evidence presented and documentation reviewed to analyze the totality of the fire and explosion incident.

Evidence Collection and Preservation

Fire Investigation Evidence

When items of interest are of great importance to a case and evidence is to be collected, it’s of the utmost importance to ensure the evidence is handled appropriately. This begins with the proper collecting and handling of the evidence. Once the evidence is appropriated, it needs to be maintained for further examination and or to support the case though litigation. We at Kevin Hays Fire Consulting, LLC have the experience, knowledge and skills to handle all your evidence needs. We also offer collection and preservation of evidence wherein we are not involved as an investigating expert. We offer this service to provide an unbiased and objective third party to ensure the evidence is properly handled and maintained for all involved. Please give us a call to discuss how we can help with handling and maintaining your evidence needs.