The Fire Investigation Division provides investigators to fire scenes to determine the cause and origin of fires. Of these, we were able to respond to 9 investigations outside of our village and the remainder of the investigations were mutual aid responses to other Division 20 towns. We respond when we have available manpower and investigators available when there is a callout by the division.

 

The Broadview Fire Division consists of the present staff in 2017 of:

Captain Ned Thoma
Captain Jonathan Hoadley
Lieutenant John DeLong
Lieutenant Nick Schodtler
Firefighters Steve Schaer

The members of the Broadview Fire Investigation Division are also members of the Fire Investigation Strike Force; this is an educational and resource organization, which hold monthly meetings and periodic seminars that are attended by division personnel.

Broadview is a part of the Division 20 Fire Investigation Unit. Which provides the body of manpower and expertise for conducting investigations. In January of this year, as part of the monthly investigators meetings, classes were provided on investigation topics such as fire scene photography, evidence collection/submission, and scene sketching. A new vehicle was converted into a fire investigation vehicle which will be designated Fire Investigation I (FI 1) and is kept at the Maywood FD.

The members of the Broadview Fire Investigation Division are also members of the Fire Investigation Strike Force; this is an educational and resource organization, which hold monthly meetings and periodic seminars that are attended by division personnel.