Fire Investigations

New York State General Municipal Law 204-d requires the Fire Chief or his designee "to the extent reasonably possible determine... the cause of each fire or explosion which the fire department...has been called to suppress."

To be in compliance with the law the City of Batavia Fire Department, with assistance from the Police Department, completes cause and origin determination on every reported fire within the City using a team of 9 designated fire investigators.

Questions regarding fire investigations should be directed to Lieutenant Martin Hinz.