Our History

Collecting Evidence at fire sceneFTC was established in 1995 by William W. Niemann and Timothy S. Hattwick, followed by Brian D. Riffe who joined the firm in 1996. Today FTC. employs 8 fire investigators. Partners Niemann, Hattwick and Riffe oversee all operations and offer a combined 85-years of fire service and investigation expereience.

Our mission is to be the premier consulting firm in the fire/explosion origin and cause analysis industry, with a reputation for excellence, continuous improvement, and client satisfaction.

FTC is committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are responsible to our customers, our partners and their families, and to the communities we serve. In discharging our responsibilities, we adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards. All interactions must reflect those high standards which include: Trust, Integrity, Honest Compassion and Dedication.

Our list of clients includes major insurance carriers, law firms, manufacturers and consumer product companies.