Fire & Arson Investigation back  
Date of Record: January 23, 2009

The Fire Prevention Office is responsible for determining fire causes within the City of Pineville, a service which is also available upon request to other area fire departments. The fire inspector assigned to this division performs all formal fire inspections, fire investigation, and assist with other activities assigned to Fire Prevention. The fire inspectors are the "police" of the Fire Department, and investigate all fire-related crimes within the city. Inspectors are State-certified firefighters, law enforcement officers, and arson investigators.

Inspectors are also responsible for investigating fires that resulted in burn injuries and/or fatalities, as well as all misdemeanor offenses involving fires, such as false alarms and criminal mischief fires. In cases involving juveniles, inspectors either counsel the juvenile and his/her parents, or refer the juvenile to the Police Department.