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Bureau of Investigations

The Bureau of Investigations is responsible for investigating all fires, building collapses, and carbon monoxide releases, other than from automobiles, which cause death. In addition, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is required to assist any fire chief requesting assistance, and will also respond to requests from law enforcement agencies and from local government boards. The Bureau is commanded by Deputy Fire Marshal Keith Rodenhiser. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 603-223-4289 or at fmo@dos.nh.gov.

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Fire & Explosion Investigations

The Fire Investigation Unit is comprised of a bureau commander, two district chiefs and seven fire investigators. All members of this unit are sworn police officers authorized to interview witnesses, collect evidence, make arrests, and appear in court as expert witnesses.

Accelerant Detection Canine (K-9) Unit
Accelerant Detection canines can detect minute traces of ignitable liquids used in fires and can lead investigators to a specific location where physical samples can be taken for forensic laboratory analysis.

To speak with the on-call Supervisor or request assistance from an Investigator or K-9 team after normal business hours, please call New Hampshire State Police Communications at (603) 223-4381.

 

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Chief Rodenhiser
Deputy Fire Marshal
Keith A. Rodenhiser
Bureau Commander

 

 

 

Arson Hotline
(800) 400-3526

This hotline is for citizens to report information which may be helpful in the resolution of suspected arson cases. All contacts to the Arson Hotline are strictly confidential.

   
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