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Fire Investigations

Metro Fire is one of the few agencies in our region with a full-time Fire Investigation Unit (FIU). The primary role of the Fire Investigations Unit (FIU) is to investigate unidentified fire causes, the causes of fires resulting in serious bodily injury or death and suspected arson related incidents that occur within the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. The FIU is an important component to our Community Risk Reduction Division (CRRD) and works collaboratively with our Inspection staff in enforcing Fire and Building codes and subsequent violations through the legal system. The FIU works as an assisting agency with local, State, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the Sacramento region.

May contain: person and human
house fire


01.020.02_Use_of_Force_-_Peace_Officer_Policy.pdf09.006.02_Complaints_Standards_and_Procedures_Policy.pdfPeace Officer Citizen Complaint Forms.pdf


Peace Officer Ride Along

The District allows interested parties to participate in the Peace Officer Ride-Along Program with on-duty Fire Investigators. The program is an endeavor to acquaint potential applicants with fire investigator duties and peace officer services provided by the District. Please see the agreement and policy below for more information.

Peace Officer Ride-Along Agreement rev 1-2023.pdfTOBZOD_09.013.01 District Peace Officer Ride Along Policy.pdf


Arson Tip Line


Fire Investigation Supervisor

Chris Rogers