Vehicle Fire Investigation Courses

Dates for 2024: Last course of the year 17-19 September. Dedicated Electric Vehicle Fire Investigation Course (Norway) 21-23 May, Please make contact for a brochure or click buttons below
Electric VFI Brochure
VFI Brochure


It is only a car or lorry or bike and it is insured!

We can only tackle the causes of vehicle fires, whether they be caused by a collision, carelessness, design, servicing fault or deliberate ignition if we investigate fires correctly. It is not always possible to find the cause but an investigator can rule out some causes and identify the point os origin. By investigating we can improve vehicle design and education and sometimes bring people to justice where a crime has been committed.

The Course

FIRE INVESTIGATION = Systematic investigation to attempt to locate the point of origin then we can put forward possible or probable causes.

With fire loses rising there is a need to reduce arson which, especially in motor vehicles, is used to destroy evidence following criminal activities including insurance fraud. We also have to consider whatever percentage arson is in a country, the rest, accidental, must be caused by something, the question is what!! Fire investigation is not and never has been easy, but Park Lodge international is able to add some extra skills to assist.

There are three key points to any successful investigation:

  • Quick Response
  • Sympathetic Fire Fighting
  • Systematic Investigation

Dedicated Electric Vehicle FI Course - next May 2024

A systematic investigation means carefully recording the scene, making notes and taking photographs. An investigator must never jump to conclusions and their findings must be based on proven facts which are recorded in a robust report with good photographs and drawings that are legally compliant in the country of investigation. The investigator must keep within their skill limits and be prepared to record probable cause and point of origin if that can be proven. It is not always possible to record conclusive findings, but it is now possible to greatly increase the success rate if the three key points are observed. 'My power lies in not what I know but in the questions I ask to seek out the correct answers, sometimes those questions are to myself’. Richard Baker 1988

The Team for 2023

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- Richard Dunbar