Broome County Bureau of Fire Investigation

The Broome County Bureau of Fire Investigation is the lead agency in the investigation of fires within Broome County.  Under a resolution of the Broome County Legislature, the Bureau of Fire Investigation shall, when requested by any local Fire Chief or their designee, deteremine the origin and cause of any fire or explosion ocurring within Broome County.  If, in the event the fire or explosion is determined to be incendiary, the Broome County District Attorneys Office may designate an arson task force be formed to investigate the case.  Under New York State Law, members of the Bureau have also been designated as Peace Officers, with arrest authority.

In addition to the duties outlined previously, members of the bureau educate members of the local emergency services community on fire and explosive safety, and conduct fire inspections on Broome County facilites and events.

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