The Fire Services Act of BC requires all fires be investigated within three days of the fire, excluding holidays. The investigation is conducted to determine the cause, origin and circumstances of each fire. This inspection occurs regardless of whether the fire was accidental, caused by negligence or by design. Fire investigations help to determine future building and fire code regulations. The duties of the fire investigator include structure fires, motor vehicle fires, burns, explosions and also the investigation of
The department fire investigators possess specialized training in the science of fire and take an impartial role in determining the cause and origin of fires. The department would also assist the RCMP in cases of suspected arson to determine the cause and origin of fires.