Nashville Fire Department Arson Investigation Unit
The Fire & Arson Investigation Division strives to perform quality investigations by determining the origins and causes of fires and apprehending persons responsible when a crime has occurred.
This division responds in the event of incendiary fires, multiple alarm fires, fire deaths, bombings and criminal or terrorist activity associated with fires. These investigations require personnel highly trained in every aspect of fire investigation.
In many cases, investigators work with federal, state, and local agencies, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD).
The crime of arson is one of the most costly human-made disasters. Arson indirectly contributes to increased insurance premiums, higher medical costs, lost jobs, lost income, and the increased costs of fire services. We need your help to combat this serious crime.
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