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Fire Investigators determine if a blaze was accidental or intentional. Typical job duties seen on a Fire Investigator sample resume are travelling to blaze sites, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and firefighters, keeping investigation notes, preparing reports, and providing testimony under oath. Those interested in a Fire Investigator position should be able to highlight the following skills in their resumes: an investigative nature, observational skills, good communication abilities, teamwork, integrity, and confidentiality. Available school programs helping with this career path include fire or arson investigation, criminal justice, and fire science.

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1

Fire Investigator/captain

Assigned to the Fire Investigation Bureau as a fire investigator responsible for determining the origin and cause of fires in Baltimore City in accordance with standards such as NFPA 921

  • Provide expert in-court testimony in cases relating to fire origin and cause
  • Follow up on victims of fire-related incidents relating to fire origin and cause, nature of injuries, etc.
  • Attend continual job-related training as required to keep current with latest technologies, techniques, and public awareness with activities relating to the investigation of fire
  • Manufacture preliminary and complete reports on fire origin and cause based on observations and interviewing of witnesses from fire scene investigations
  • Work with other agencies such as Baltimore Police Arson Unit, Maryland State Fire Marshal, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms investigating fire scenes
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Fire Science
MS
Adult Education, Administration And Supervision
College Preparatory
2

Fire Inspector/fire Investigator

Reported to the Mount Prospect Fire Department for the purpose of providing fire inspections, system testing, and safety training.

  • Performed new construction and annual fire inspections of commercial and residential buildings
  • Witnessed fire suppression system acceptance tests
  • Performed fire investigations under direction of the Fire Marshall
  • Code enforcement
  • Developed public safety education materials
  • Performed miscellaneous duties and experiences including: Inspection of high hazard facilities throughout village, inspection of local pyrotechnic displays, and coordination of interdepartmental appointments
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Fire Protection And Safety Technology
3

Firefighter/paramedic/hazardous Materials Tech A (since 1991)/fire Investigator (since 2000)

  • Fight fires
  • Assist sick and injured people to hospital
  • Neutralize corrosive materials
  • Recapture and pack unsafe chemicals
  • Investigate cause and origin of fires
  • Manage investigation data using Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS)
  • Teach Fire Safety to children through Safety Trailer
Candidate Info
71
years in
workforce
31
years
at this job
C
Nuclear, Biological And Chemical Defense
BS
Fire Protection And Safety Engineering Technology
Organic Chemistry Course

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