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30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Vehicle Fire Investigation Capabilities With The Senior Appointment Of Ryan Hicks B.A.Sc., B.Sc., P.Eng., CFEI, CVFI

TORONTO, ON, MAY 1st, 2024 /insPRESS/ – 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Hicks B.A.Sc., B.Sc., P.Eng., CFEI, CVFI as Senior Associate, within our Fire & Electrical Investigations Group and Collision Reconstruction Group.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Medical Science from the University of Guelph. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI). Ryan has been a forensic expert since October 2015, wherein he has focused on fire, collision reconstruction and product failure investigations. He has conducted investigations related to accident causation, vehicle dynamics, and product failure involving on-highway heavy commercial vehicles, trailers, and passenger vehicles. He also has 5+ years of experience in the automotive industry with a focus on product design and testing. Ryan is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Residential, complex commercial and industrial fire loss investigations
  • Root cause failure analysis of electric and electronic assemblies, appliances and installations, in most cases involving fires
  • Automotive product design and testing
  • Collision investigations, specifically involving heavy trucks and commercial vehicles
  • Fire and explosion investigations of vehicles and structures
  • Vehicle Collision Reconstruction involving Automobiles, Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, Commercial Vehicles, Cyclists and Pedestrians
  • Vehicle Mechanical Assessments & Alleged Failure Investigations
  • Airbag Module Data Retrieval and Analysis
  • Vehicle Testing, including Automobiles, Streetcars and Snowmobiles
  • Vehicle & Equipment Fire Investigations – Point of Origin and Fire Cause
  • Investigations of Failures Involving Mechanical Engineering Systems

Rashmiya Raviraj, B.A.Sc., CFEI, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Fire & Electrical, says: “Please join me in giving a warm welcome to the latest addition to our Fire and Electrical team at 30 Forensic Engineering! We’re thrilled to have Ryan join us as we venture into growing our vehicle fire investigation practice. Ryan’s background in mechanical, automotive, and materials engineering, combined with his certification as a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI), uniquely equips him to handle the intricacies of vehicle fire cases. With his expertise in vehicle systems, components, automotive product design, and testing, Ryan is well-prepared to analyze fires involving heavy commercial vehicles, trailers, and passenger vehicles. Welcome aboard, Ryan!”

Mark Fabbroni, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Vice President and Practice Lead, Collision Reconstruction, states: “Ryan, a seasoned forensic expert since October 2015, has joined our Collision Reconstruction and Fire & Electrical teams, reinforcing our reputation as the preferred choice for top industry experts. As a licensed professional engineer, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI), Ryan brings a wealth of experience and technical knowledge to 30 Forensic Engineering. We have significantly expanded our industry-leading capabilities to investigate collisions, failures, and fires involving heavy trucks and machinery through the years and we’re excited to add Ryan’s extensive and complementary expertise to our team. Welcome, Ryan.”

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About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multidisciplinary forensic firms, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa. Our core team of 80+ professional engineers, experts, investigators, engineering technicians and support staff is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America supporting clients across multiple sectors and industries including:

Environmental
Health Care
Hospitality
Infrastructure
Insurance
Legal
Manufacturing
Renewable Energy
Commercial & Residential Property
Construction

We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:

Building & Fire Code
Building Science & Building Envelope
Civil & Structural Engineering
Collision Reconstruction
Construction
Digital Media Analysis
Fire & Electrical
Geotechnical Engineering
Human Factors
Materials & Product Failure
Remediation
Special Investigation
Transportation

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