NEFCO is the country’s leading fire investigation company serving serving all 48 contiguous states. Founded in 1993 by James R. Eddy, NEFCO remains a family owned and operated company. Today, David Eddy, owner and president of NEFCO, has grown our firm to over 150 origin and cause experts throughout our coverage area across the continental United States. Each of our fire experts are carefully vetted, highly qualified and hold credentials as CFI, CFEI or both which ensure our clients the highest level of expertise. Currently, NEFCO’s team of fire investigators average 20 years of experience in either fire or police service, or both. Our investigators are well versed in NFPA 921 & 1033, have extensive court experience and diligently pursue subrogation opportunities.

We can provide comprehensive fire investigations on structures ranging from small buildings, vehicles and heavy equipment to large commercial properties. Our experience in fire investigations, processing fire scenes, testing of evidence, and court experience has resulted in our clients recovering millions of dollars.

In addition to our fire investigators, we offer electrical engineers throughout several regions who routinely perform vital scene examinations. Our engineering staff offers on-site examination that may later continue with non-destructive or destructive testing in one of our state-of-the-art laboratories located in Florida, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Indianapolis. Our lab facilities can accommodate as few as 2 and as many as 20 experts, including their associated legal counsel and insurance company representatives.

Being one of the few fire investigation companies with digital X-ray capabilities allows us to complete destructive and non-destructive examinations with little wasted time waiting for other laboratories to accommodate those requests. For additional information please contact or call 800-675-8500.


NEFCO has over 150 origin and cause experts throughout our nationwide coverage area. The experience of our court-qualified expert witnesses is helpful for subrogation, arson, and liability cases. Explore NEFCO's interactive map to locate an analyst near you.


Have you recently undergone a loss due to a fire accident? Let one of our origin and cause experts investigate the scene. Get started right away and submit an assignment today. A NEFCO court qualified analyst will contact you shortly.


TIFS provides classroom and hands-on instruction, including live burn exercises, to all fire investigators from the beginner to the seasoned veteran. For more information please visit TIFS website.