The Chino Valley Fire District has three Duty Fire Investigators and six Shift Investigators on staff that work on a rotating shift schedule.
A Fire Investigator is called to the scene of a fire to determine its origin and cause. Chino Valley Fire District Fire Investigators are highly trained specialist that use a systematic approach and knowledge of fire science to conduct their investigation.
Chino Valley Fire District Fire Investigators gather evidence and conduct interviews concerning fires. The information and evidence collected is analyzed to determine a fire's origin and cause. Fire Investigators must maintain and file detailed reports on each investigation conducted.
Chino Valley Fire District Fire Investigator are also trained to gather evidence for prosecution in the event a fire is arson related.