Specialty Teams

 

Tactical Emergency Medical Service

 

Hazardous Material Team

 

Fire Investigation Team

 

Fire Investigation Division Mission

 

The primary purpose of the Fire Investigation Division is to determine the origin and cause of fires within the Troy Fire Protection District. The data collected during the investigation is of great significance since it can expose a serious crime like arson. It also provides valuable statistics on fire trends and experience – information in developing programs to reduce the fire risk in the future.

 

About the Fire Investigation Division

 

The Troy Fire Investigation Division was established to investigate the origin and cause of all fires within the boundaries of the Troy Fire Protection District, as per 425 ILCS 25/0.01 Fire Investigation Act, the fire chief shall investigate the origin, cause and circumstances of every fire occurring within their jurisdiction. The fire investigators are appointed by the fire chief to comply with this state law.

Today the division has two types of Investigators, Fire Investigator and Arson Investigator.

Fire Investigators looks at the fire remains, and obtains information and investigates to determine the origin, cause and circumstances         surrounding the fire. They are not only trained in fire investigation techniques but also evidence collection and interviewing.

Arson Investigators are commissioned peace officers with weapons qualifications. The arson investigators have arrest authority and trained not only in fire investigation techniques but also evidence collection, interviewing, fraud investigation, and other aspects of criminal investigation.

 

Currently we have 6 Arson Investigators and 4 Fire Investigators.

 

Both the Fire Investigator and the Arson Investigator may be subpoenaed to court on a regular basis to render expert opinions and testimony in both civil and criminal cases.  The investigators are required to recertify every four years. Our investigators are also members of the MABAS Division 15 Fire Investigation Team as well as the South Suburban Fire Investigation Task Force.

 

Water Rescue Team

 

Technical Rescue Team

 

Honor Guard