About Us


Fire & Explosion Investigations, Inc (F&EI) was founded by Robert Long in 1994. In July 2006 and March 2009, Daniel Roy and Gary Simard joined F&EI as investigators, respectively. Mr. Roy obtained ownership in July 2013 upon Mr. Long's retirement.  Todd Zsiga joined the F&EI team in October 2017 and most recently, Robert Pinder in January 2020.


F&EI is based out of Monmouth, Maine and field investigators are located in central and southern Maine with convenient access to most areas of New England. Coverage area includes the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts where investigators are licensed and bonded as private investigators. Assignments in other states outside our primary response area is possible if retained by counsel.


F&EI field investigators have experience in conducting investigations involving residential dwellings, commercial properties, industrial facilities, vehicles, watercraft, heavy equipment, lightning strikes, and explosion scenes. From small fires involving a single-family dwelling to large complex scene examinations involving multiple parties, F&EI is equipped to handle any size loss.


F&EI has storage facilities in Auburn and South Portland, Maine where they can maintain the storage of evidence removed from scenes. The storage facilities are secured locations with 24-hour surveillance and are climate controlled. The company has working relations with other engineering firms that can host evidence inspections should a more detailed inspection need to take place in a laboratory setting.


F&EI understands the importance of a quick response, personalized service, and open lines of communication. The company strives to provide up to the minute details and progress reports. This enables our clients to make timely, informed decisions for the disposition of property and liability claims or the pursuit of subrogation.

Providing Expert Fire and Explosion Investigations and Analysis for New England.
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