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The Fire Investigation Team

Under New York State Law, the cause of all structural fires must be determined. The task of investigating all fires in the City of Olean belongs to the Fire Investigation Team. Fire Investigation and arson determination is a precise science requiring specialized training and certification. All personnel assigned to the team are trained and certified for this task. The City of Olean Fire Investigation Team is made up of members from both the City of Olean Police Department and the City of Olean Fire Department. Additionally, individuals assigned to the Fire Investigation Team bring with them a first hand knowledge of fire behavior that can only be gained from extensive experience in fire suppression. Since its inception, the Fire Investigation Team has been successful in deterring the spread of arson. If you have an arson tip, please call the Fire Investigation Team at 376-5609 or 376-5680.