The investigation of the fire cause and area of origin is a key factor in fire prevention. Over the years, many fires have been prevented through the diligent efforts of fire investigators identifying a common cause. An example is a kitchen appliance that has been identified as being the cause of fires on several occasions.
Certified Arson Investigator
An arson investigator is someone who has been trained in fire cause and origin investigation and is also a licensed Texas Peace Officer. Arson caused fires will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted whenever possible.
Several of our firefighters are trained and certified as fire investigators. These individuals specialize in determining fire cause and origin. Should a fire appear to have a suspicious cause, a trained and certified arson investigator will take charge of the investigation.