Nigel and I have worked together at various arsons, fire deaths and complex fire scenes. He is a very knowledgeable, professional and approachable fire investigator who works tirelessly and thoroughly at the the scene and then provides comprehensive, quality reports of his findings.

Stuart Evans

Forensics Area Manager, WV/ WS FSI Cluster


I have been responsible for training Fire Officers of all ranks, my presentations have included.

• Roles and responsibilities of Level 1 Fire investigators, officers in charge of the first attending appliance
• Roles and responsibilities of Level 2 Fire investigators, none appliance based officers usually of the rank of Station Manager and above with higher skill levels, and experience, than those of level 1 investigators
• Roles and responsibilities of Level 3 Fire investigators, specialist investigator who lead the fire service investigation into the cause of the more serious incidents
• Defining the roles and responsibilities of attending Fire Officers and their Police Counterparts.
• Working together to build a case that will be acceptable to the CPS.
• Best practice when recording and reporting the cause of a fire.
• Fire Investigation at all three levels
• Evidence identification and preservation at Fire Scenes
• Fire Investigation at all three levels
• Evidence identification and preservation at Fire Scenes
• The correct methods of collecting evidence from fire scenes
• The use of dogs in fire investigation
• Building a case by looking at historical evidence

In accordance with our quality manual we aim to:
• Be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
• Acknowledge instructions when received.
• Be on-site the same day (if within a 3 hour drive).
• Contact the Insured to advise of our attendance.
• Advise of intended site visit time, be punctual, or advise of any delays.
• Advise of any findings at the end of each day when on-site, by email of telephone if necessary.
• Submit written reports in a timely manner, to pre-agreed timescales
• Be courteous in all our dealings with witnesses
• Seek verbal, or where practical written agreement when additional work or costs are necessary.
• Be impartial in our conclusions.
• Ensure that cost effectiveness is of primary importance.
• Conduct all investigative work in accordance with established best practice and quality procedures

Fire Investigation Services, 95, New John Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B62 8HH