City of thomson Departments

Fire Department

The Fire Investigator handles all investigations of fires with a suspicious nature and all arson fires within the City of Thomson. The Fire Investigator responds to instances of:

    • Fires believed to be intentionally set
    • Fires involving juveniles
    • Fires involving fatalities
    • Fires involving high dollar loss
    • Acts of terrorism (i.e. fire bombing, structural sabotage)
    • Hazardous conditions of an occupancy representing an immediate threat to life safety (i.e. assembly overcrowding, blocked exits, building collapse, compromised fire protection and detection systems, etc.)
    • Other related hazards and/or fires requested by the on-scene incident commander

The primary responsibilities of the Fire Investigator are to determine the cause and origin of a fire as set forth by the National Fire Protection Association.