Duty •  Honor • Compassion • Excellence • To meet and exceed our community’s needs and expectations by providing high quality emergency response, life safety and community support services.

Fire Investigation Unit

The Arlington Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit aggressively investigates the causes of fire in Arlington. As certified peace officers, Arlington’s Investigators develop their own cases, interview witnesses, arrest suspects and testify in court in arson cases. The unit is responsible for conducting professional standards internal investigations if necessary, working with the City Attorney’s Office and Workforce Services Department to ensure the public’s and the employee’s interests and rights are safeguarded.