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"Fire Investigator"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Fire Investigator"

1) Package collected pieces of evidence in securely closed containers such as bags, crates, or boxes, in order to protect them.

2) Examine fire sites and collect evidence such as glass, metal fragments, charred wood, and accelerant residue for use in determining the cause of a fire.

 

3) Instruct children about the dangers of fire.

4) Analyze evidence and other information to determine probable cause of fire or explosion.

5) Photograph damage and evidence related to causes of fires or explosions in order to document investigation findings.

 

6) Subpoena and interview witnesses, property owners, and building occupants to obtain information and sworn testimony.

7) Swear out warrants, and arrest and process suspected arsonists.

8) Testify in court cases involving fires, suspected arson, and false alarms.

9) Prepare and maintain reports of investigation results, and records of convicted arsonists and arson suspects.

10) Test sites and materials to establish facts, such as burn patterns and flash points of materials, using test equipment.

11) Conduct internal investigation to determine negligence and violation of laws and regulations by fire department employees.

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Job Description for "Fire Investigator" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Fire Investigator"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-I-C        SOC:  33-2021.02


 

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