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FIRE INVESTIGATION

FIRE INVESTIGATION TEAM

Being a Fire Investigator requires a great deal of commitment and continuous training. It can be very time consuming to investigate a fire, interview witnesses, document the fire, and write a report of the findings. It is, however, a commitment we are willing to make to keep our community and its members safe.

CHIEF GARY STONE

Chief Stone has been with the Fire Investigation Team since it was first established, and became the Team Leader in 2006. He is a Nationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators, and a Certified Fire Inspector through the National Fire Protection Agency.

 

LT BOB MASER

Lt. Bob Maser joined the Fire Investigation Team in 2005. In the spring of 2005 he attended the Fire Investigation Basic course. He has also taken numerous courses through FEMA, and the International Association of Arson Investigators working towards his certification. He is a Nationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators.

 

FIREFIGHTER/EMT JOHN SPIEGELBERG

Resident Firefighter/EMT John Spiegelberg began with the Fire Investigation Team in 2018. John has attended the Fire Investigation Basic course and has taken numerous courses through FEMA and the International Association of Arson Investigators.

 

OUR TEAM

The Fire Investigation Team was formed in October 2004. Our goal is to investigate fires to determine their origin and cause, and to prevent future incidents from reoccurring. Part of our role is to educate the public about potential fire dangers.

 

Our current team consists of Battalion Chief Gary Stone Lt. Bob Maser, and Captain Rob Smith.