Our team of Certified Fire Investigators can help you to understand the ignition, growth and spread of fires. Our firm utilizes decades of experience combined with the latest state of the art technology to assist law firms, insurance companies and property owners to determine the cause and spread of fires.
Splaine & Freitas Fire Investigations
Splaine and Freitas Fire Investigations can handle all aspects of fire investigations from on-site origin and cause investigations, evidence collection, evidence examination, evidence storage and comprehensive laboratory testing solutions. Their facilities are capable of hosting large inspections while providing conference space and the technology necessary to complete fire examinations in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Splaine and Freitas have become one of the most trusted fire investigation companies in the nation due to their in-depth knowledge of fire science gained through decades of real-world experience and ongoing education. Splaine and Freitas Fire Investigations invests in training, industry research, state of the art technology and laboratory equipment to ensure they are always on the cutting edge of fire science and a leader in their industry. Their cases can be kept in house to prevent any complications with evidence chain of custody.
Since most of their clients are from the insurance or legal industries, Splaine and Freitas are committed to not only providing industry leading fire science and investigations, but also to doing so in a timely and cost-effective manner. They aim to streamline the process by providing quick scene responses as well as preventing delays and loss of potential subrogation claims. Having a small but highly educated and experienced team allows Splaine and Freitas to serve clients not only in New England but nationwide in a responsive, thorough and cost-effective manner, without having to utilize inexperienced sub-contractors like some larger firms do.
Splaine and Freitas Fire Investigations provides the expertise necessary to obtain your desired results. Their Investigators are capable of providing critical expertise for both 1st party and defense projects for everything from vehicles, boats and heavy equipment to homes, businesses and large commercial properties.
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Fire Investigation Certifications & Designations
International Association of fire investigators IAAI
National Association of Fire Investigators NAFI
Certified Fire investigator IAAI
Master Electrician license
Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts PFFM
International Assosciation of Firefighters IAFF
Certified Evidence Collection Technician IAAI
Fire and explosion investigator NAFI
Richard (Rick) Splaine is a Certified Fire Investigator and partner at Splaine and Freitas Fire Investigations. Rick was a member of the Boston Fire department for over 30 years and served on some of the busiest companies in the city. At the urging of a major insurance company claims manager, Rick was encouraged to start his own business in 1990.
IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-ECT
Ed Freitas is a Certified Fire Investigator and partner at Splaine and Freitas Fire Investigations. Ed is also currently a Captain on the Canton Fire Department and serves as their lead fire investigator with over 25 years of experience on the department. Ed joined the company as a part time investigator 1995 and became a partner in 2008.
Origin and Cause Investigations
IAAI-CFI and NAFI-CEFI certified investigators providing comprehensive Origin and Cause Investigations.
Evidence Services & Storage
Splaine and Freitas Fire Investigations is IAAI certified to provide evidence collection, packaging, transportation and storage.
State of the Art Testing Facility
Splaine and Freitas Fire Investigations offer a convenient state-of-the-art laboratory for evidence testing.
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Have you recently suffered a loss due to a fire? Contact us today to have one of our certified fire investigators investigate the scene as soon as possible.
Splaine & Freitas provide the expertise necessary to obtain your desired results. Their certified fire investigators are capable of providing critical expertise for both 1st party and defense projects. Splaine and Freitas Fire Investigations is a full service company equipped to meet all of your fire investigation needs. View some of their case studies to learn more about their capabilities.
Case StudyA settlement in excess $250,000 was agreed on after continued...
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"Splaine & Freitas were instrumental in helping us receive our insurance settlement."