Fire Investigators determine the origin and cause for fires and explosions and investigates hazardous materials and environmental crimes. Fire investigators work closely with the State Police, Sheriff’s Office, and Town Police departments in preparing cases for prosecution.
The Code of Virginia requires all fires be investigated to determine the origin, cause, and other factors that may have contributed to the ignition and growth of a fire. Information gained is used to identify trends, develop public education programs, identify product deficiencies, and to determine if fire was the result of criminal activity.
The fire investigator may be reached through the Department of Fire and EMS at (540) 672-7044.
Community awareness is an essential component of any fire prevention program. If your school, business, or organization would like additional information, an educational presentation, or you would like a free safety inspection please contact the Department of Fire and EMS at (540) 672-7044.
Knox Box Orders
Knox Box products allow first responders access to a building in an emergency while causing minimal damage. Knox Box products may be ordered through the Knox Box website.