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Division of Fire Services

Fire Investigators

Deputy Coordinator Bruce Guttenplan, 36-6 

Mission Statement
Function and purpose is to assist in determining the cause and origin of fires as requested by the authorized officials or officers of local fire departments or other officials as may be authorized to request same under applicable laws, rules, regulations, plans and agreements. 

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    Kimberly DeSocio
36-103    Scott Mandoske
36-104    Steven Giacco
36-105    Dominick Prozzillo
36-106    VACANT
36-107    John Orr
36-108    Michael Reilly
36-109    Jeffery Hunt
36-110    VACANT
36-111    Tom Dempsey
36-112    VACANT
36-113    Retired in memory of Harold Glass
36-114    George Haas
36-115    Scott Danielson
36-116    John Ryan
36-117    Justin Worden