Fire Response

The Police Department is often times the 1st responder on the scene of residential or business fires or alarms. Officers provide information such as whether or not flames or smoke are present, whether the structure is occupied or there are injuries at the scene, as well as providing site protection and traffic enforcement to allow the Fire Department to bring in their vehicles. Where the situation warrants officers carry fire extinguishers and use them to put out fires as necessary.

Officers also aid in the investigation of suspicious fires and interview witnesses and suspects as appropriate.