Knowing how and why fires start is the first crucial step to preventing future fires.
This information influences activities such as:
Fire Investigation Officers are located throughout Western Australia to support fire officers to establish the origin and cause of all fires attended by DFES.
If a fire is identified as suspicious or deliberate, the Western Australia Police Force Arson Squad will investigate, apprehend and prosecute those responsible.
DFES Fire Investigation Officers will attend a fire that:
To report suspicious persons or deliberate lighting of fires call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
For more information about arson contact:
DFES Fire Investigation Analysis Unit
(08) 9395 9300