The Life and Times of a Fire Investigator

Learn more about the three pillars of the fire investigation profession: investigating fire, enforcing code, and educating the public.


Part I: Fire Investigation

The primary responsibility of a fire investigator is to conduct investigations
and evidence analysis to determine the fire's origin and cause

fire-investigator-1Part II: Code Enforcement

Understanding fire codes and building regulations require a significant amount of education.
Fire investigators use their knowledge of these codes and regulations in several ways.

Part III: Education

We often think of the classroom in the formal sense, like a school or classroom. And while fire investigators use this setting as a platform for education, their work goes well beyond that.

fire investigator IV-1Part IV: Case Study

The previous three installments of this series have covered the fundamental building blocks of the fire investigation profession; this entry delves into a case study which ties everything together.