Fire Investigation

Duties & Responsibilities
The DeKalb Fire Investigation Team is responsible for determining cause and origin for fires in the City of DeKalb. 

Training & Continuing Education
Fire investigators are required by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) to maintain their certification. Fire investigators are awarded hour-for-hour continuing education for investigating fires and attending seminars/classes.

Outside Agency Support
The DeKalb Fire Department Investigation Team also uses outside agencies when necessary. The DeKalb Police Department, ATF, and OSFM are utilized on an "as-needed" basis. There is no additional cost to the DeKalb Fire Department when outside agencies are requested.
Burnt room of a structure under investigation

Contact Us

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    Eric Hicks
    Fire Chief

    DeKalb Fire Department

    700 Pine Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115

    Phone:
    815-748-8460