Fire Investigation Team

Fire Investigator

The Palatine Fire Debarment has a team of 6 members tasked with determination of fire cause and origin. They work in conjunction with various local, state and federal investigation and law enforcement agencies to determine what started a fire, where it started, and to prosecute arsonists if it is determined that a fire was intentionally set. Members of the team are certified as investigators by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, and have extensive training in fire cause and origin determination. They have to maintain a high level of continuing education to remain certified and a part of the team.

Juvenile Fire Setters

Investigator taking photos at a fire scene.Juvenile Fire Setters is a program that the Palatine Fire Department offers to the public. This program is for children who have started fires and for children who are beginning to experiment with fire starting. The program is designed to explain the consequences of setting fires and help prevent future incidences. Please contact our office at 847-202-6340 with requests for more information about this program.