Fire and arson investigation is a complicated endeavor that requires a coordinated effort between the Bellevue Fire and Police departments.
The Bellevue Fire Investigation Team consists of fire investigators and arson detectives, all with specialized education, training and experience, conducting fire investigations. If you have questions or concerns regarding a fire investigation, you may contact Lead Fire Investigator Scott Gerard (see contact information in the right column of this page).
Do you have information on a fire/arson? Call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-55-ARSON with any information you think may be helpful. Calls can remain anonymous.
JUVENILE FIRE STOPPERS
One of the most frequent causes of fires in the home is children playing with fire. Children are naturally curious about fire and its properties, but this curiosity can become unhealthy and dangerous. In some cases, a child may light fires for reasons other than curiosity. That is why Bellevue's Juvenile Fire Stoppers Program was created.
Through Fire Stoppers, trained Fire Department personnel meet with the child and his or her parents, and teach the child about the dangers of fire. If you are a concerned parent, contact the Bellevue Fire Education coordinator today at 425-452-7881.