Fire Investigation Unit

DFC Bruce Guttenplan, OC-6

The Orange County Fire Investigation Unit is an all volunteer agency made up of personnel from the fire service and law enforcement agencies and supervised by a Deputy Fire Coordinator. The unit was formed in 1981 pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law for the purpose of assisting local Fire Chiefs in determining cause and origin of fires. Upon determination that a fire is incendiary, the Fire Chief, upon recommendation of the Fire Investigator, will turn the investigation over to a law enforcement agency. At that point the Fire Investigation Unit will continue to assist the law enforcement agency in the scene investigation if requested. Fire Investigators must receive specialized training and be certified in fire investigation by the State of New York.

36-101 Ralph Parenti
36-102 Bob Moorhead
36-103 Donny Prozzillo
36-104 Bill Lee
36-105 Larry Rossini
36-106 Joe Gallagher
36-107 John Orr
36-108 Bob Cromie
36-109 Jeffery Hunt
36-110 Charlie Fallon
36-111 Tom Dempsey
36-112 Kevin Mcgrath
36-114 George Haas
36-115 Scott Danielson
36-116 Jim Beuerman
36-117 Accelerant Detection K-9 Dozer