Disco Inferno: fire investigation and Saturday night fever

From Hot Stuff to Disco Inferno, disco music has ignited dancers past and present. Characterized as much by its bass lines and the furious tempo of its percussion as by its arrangement of strings, brass, guitars, piano and synthesizers, its melodies could easily seem chaotic to an uninitiated ear. This impression of chaos and entanglement of elements can also be found in a fire or explosion. Flames and musical hits have more in common than you might think!

A Forensic Guide to NPT Joints

Are you familiar with NPT (National Pipe Taper) joints? The term may not mean anything to you at first, but it is a configuration of threaded joints in metal piping commonly used for more than 100 years. This article provides an overview of the basic engineering concepts associated with NPT joints and debunks some myths.

Safe BBQing: how to keep the fire inside the grill

BBQing is a great way to bring family, friends and neighbours together, especially during the warm summer weather. In this interview, Ryan Jordan, a forensic investigator from CEP's Ottawa office will discuss information to consider when handling BBQ fire claims and some good practices to implement to have a safe and enjoyable grilling season!

Run, jump and play - The hazards of play structures

As weather gets warmer, children and families are likely to be spending more time outdoors and at the local play structure! Although playgrounds are usually fun for children of all ages, accidents can happen, which may result in injuries. This article addresses some common play structure hazards seen by our experts in various losses.

Most Memorable Files Series – Part 3

Whenever someone first meets one of our engineers, they are inevitably asked, “what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen?” and, while we obviously won’t share identifying details, every engineer has a story! In part three of our series, we chatted with four of our fire cause and origin investigators to ask them about the memorable files they’ve encountered throughout the years:

Spotlight on 11 pillars of our administrative team!

Over the weeks, spotlights of our experts have appeared in your email inbox – but our team isn’t just made up of engineers and forensic investigators! Get to know those who make up the administrative branch (and are responsible for the smooth running!) of CEP Forensic.


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