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.


Dr. Sandau’s team have proven themselves to be reliable, thorough professionals dedicated to employing best practices and methods in forensic testing and analysis of ignitable liquid residue (ILR) in fire debris and organic samples.

John McDermott, President & Chief Executive Officer, FireStorm Consulting Group Inc.

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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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