Arsonous Wildfire Investigations

For investigations requiring the highest quality in sampling, sample handling and data interpretation…  hire the experts in wildfire arson investigations.

The Chemistry Matters team has led investigations for some of the largest wildfires in North America. As experts in sampling, legal chain of custody & sample handling, and testing & interpretation of ignitable liquid residues (ILRs), Chemistry Matters has been one of Canada’s leading resources for wildfire arson investigation.

The Chemistry Matters team focuses on using the right tools, appropriate sampling, and providing the best evidence. Chemistry Matters has conducted controlled burn experiments for unique matrices and potential accelerants to ensure the most accurate and highest-quality investigative and chemistry work.

Chemistry Matters’ breadth of expertise enables continuity in your case from sample collection to solid expert witness testimony.


Court is a very thorough consultant with a keen eye for detail. He is very receptive to ideas and recommendations. He has a keen interest in analytical chemistry and forensics and is willing to share ideas to solve challenging issues. He is extremely knowledgeable about quality control and has developed quality systems to protect his client’s liability.

Deib BirkholzGM NACentre of Excellence at ALS Environmental

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Court is a very detail-oriented scientist with extreme expertise in the evaluation of analytical data. His personality and ability to explain difficult analytical concepts make him an excellent resource and a solid testifying expert.

Paul Nony, Senior Toxicologist/Major Projects Team, CTEH

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