PHOTO  &  DOCUMENT  ANALYSIS


Fire and explosion investigations can be complicated and sometimes you may want a second opinion.  When you need the experience and knowledge of a fire causation expert in Florida who has years of experience in fire causation and has given expert testimony in court, look towards REISEN FIRE CONSULTANTS, LLC.


Mr. Reisen has over 37 years of experience in the fire service and over 25 years of experience conducting fire and explosion investigations.  The State of Florida and the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association awarded him Fire Investigator of the Year for 2001. Mr. Reisen has been trained in the Art of Reading Body Language (nonverbal communications) that he implements during interviews and interrogations to uncover deception while seeking the truth. Since his training, he has mastered this art and teaches this technique to fire and law enforcement investigators.  He  specializes in reading deception in written statements of witnesses and suspects. We also apply the interpretation and requirements of NFPA 921, the Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, into all of our cases. 


EVIDENCE  EXAMINATION


"WHEN YOU NEED A SECOND OPINION, MAKE IT COUNT".


INTERVIEWing


​​Evidence examinations are very important when conducting a fire or explosion origin and cause investigation.  We provide evidence  examinations to identify fire debris and conduct failure analysis with experts to define if an electrical component became a ignition source.  With 17 years of experience in evidence examinations,  Mr. Reisen will take the lead in conducting a case management coordination with all interested parties to establish a joint investigation protocols, scene safety and destructive evidence testing if warranted.

Photographs from a fire scene investigation can tell the story of What, Where, When and sometimes How a fire started.  To a trained expert in the field of fire causation, photos can show how heat, smoke and fire traveled through the structure and what stages (phases) the fire progressed too.  Review of documents from a fire investigation, interviews, written statements and depositions can determine the time line of the fire, how victims played a role in the incident and if someone is not telling the whole story or the truth in a written statement.

Interviewing people is an art and we can assist our clients in obtaining the truth.  Some people do tell the truth during interview sessions; however, sometimes they don't tell the whole story or they leave out details that we can detect.   Mr. Reisen will apply his talent and skills in the art of Reading Body Language and his Advanced Interviewing Techniques to seek the truth. 

Before the interview takes place, he sets the interview goals and prepares the interview setting in advance. 

Once the interview is conducted, he sets the NORM and starts to build rapport with the interviewee.


The purpose to any interview is to Diagnose, Identify, and Recognize the truth or deception in verbal and written statements. 

Due to his experience, Mr. Reisen has been retained in several high profile fire cases to interview witnesses and people of interest.