Fire Investigators


Fire Investigators

a place for those who determine the cause and origin of fires. NOTE: use caution with the subject matter. do not post specifics on incidents you are currently investigating or open cases. This should be a place that investigators can network.

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Comment by Jeff Allen on May 26, 2010 at 9:07am
Anybody in this group with the Savannah, Georgia, FD? I need to know what an 'Executive Order' is? Your City Council issued one that makes your arson unit a police department and I need to know and understand that process so more of us can get the same thing done. Thanks.
Comment by Mark Stigers on May 26, 2010 at 8:35am
I too just joined in and have been in the fire service for 35 years with about 25 in fire prevention and investigation. We use CadZone for our plans but there are other drawing programs that are available at area computer stores that work.
Comment by Roy Blackburn on May 18, 2010 at 11:22am
Hey! Just joined in. Have been on the department for right at 21 years. Have been in origin and cause for about 8 years. Roy B
Comment by Greg Bozdech on April 9, 2010 at 11:56pm
Hello all!
Comment by Brian Parmelee on March 29, 2010 at 11:14am
I have used the software called FireZone for years and it has been easy to use and does a very good job. their website is:
They have both 2D and 3D software. They also allow a free trial of their software so it is worth checking out.
Comment by Jeff Allen on March 9, 2010 at 8:10am
As far as fire scene software drawings for investigations, you don't need 3D stuff. There are some more than adequate 2D software programs available and quite affordable, at your local electronics store (example: Best Buy). Walmart has even been known to carry a good software package that works very well.
Comment by David Dice on March 8, 2010 at 7:17pm
Are their any other computer aided drawing programs other than the Google sketch up, I cannont load it on my computer at work.
Comment by Steve Davis on February 25, 2010 at 10:24am
Luckily, our unit works directly with the Police Arson unit. So there is no ego's, attitudes, or questions. Although we work for different agencies, we both fall under the "fire investigations division" and report to the Fire Marshal. The Officer's job within our unit is to assist with the investigation and then if need be, secure warrants and maintain custody control.
Comment by Chief on February 25, 2010 at 10:01am
Morning everyone. We all have the same problem with "who's scene is this anyway?" People figure that once you've put water on it, your job is done, now get out of their way.... Wrong!!! We have a job to do, paperwork, questions & answers, collecting, etc. just like they do. My main concern is that no matter where you go, there is no easy way for firemen and women to do there job without some hostility from someone.
Just do your job and the ignorance won't matter. Stay Safe.
Comment by Jeff Allen on February 16, 2010 at 7:56am
Morning guys and gals. Looks like a well rounded group on this site. I've been in arson for 16 years and still learn something new just about every scene. Biggest problem has already been mentioned; ego issues between police and fire. I am a cop with the fire department and have NO patience for these ego problems and will tell any Police Chief or Sheriff that to their face without reservation. We need to get along and work together.

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