The Fire Investigation Section conducts investigations on all fires involving large dollar loss, fatalities or injuries to firefighters and/or civilians, undetermined fires by company officers and any fires deemed suspicious in nature.
The section is comprised of 3 shift investigators that serve in any rank and are assigned to a suppression company as well as 2 40-hour fire prevention specialists. All shift investigators are armed peace officers per California Penal Code 830.37 and handle fire incidents from the ignition through the conviction.
Memberships / Qualifications
All Investigators are members of the California Conference of Arson Investigators and International Association of Arson Investigators and are in good standing with both organizations.
The Section is under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Operations.