Arson Tip Line: (707) 428-7378
You can help the Fairfield Fire Department! Call the Arson Tip Line to leave a recorded message about fire-related criminal activity, in English or Spanish. You can leave an anonymous tip, but sometimes the Fire Investigator needs to call you back for more information, so we ask for your name and phone number. All investigations are treated confidentially.
Community involvement is critical to solving cases of arson. In general, the citizens of Fairfield are very helpful in providing authorities information about crimes that have occurred in their community.
You can make a difference! When you call the Arson Tip Line, don’t worry if you think the information you have seems too little or unimportant. Some of our best tips come from citizens who were not aware that what they saw was really very important to the investigation of an incident.
Arson can be where someone intentionally, recklessly, or unlawfully sets a fire or is responsible for starting a fire.
You should call when you actually see or hear who was involved in the fire.
Remember, the “tip line” is for messages that we will check every day. If you need immediate assistance, call the Fairfield Emergency Dispatch Center at (707) 428-7300.
Yes, your information can be anonymous if you wish. Please specify in your message if you do not want to be identified if contacted by investigators. But remember, a good witness is one of the best crime fighting tools there is!
** Arson Tip: It is up to ALL of us to do the right thing. Let’s stomp out firesetters! For additional information please call our main office number at (707) 428-7375.
The U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimate an average of 316,600 intentional fires are reported to fire departments in the United States each year, causing injuries to 7,825 firefighters and civilians. In 2006, ten firefighters died as a result of arson. In addition to needless injury and death, an estimated $1.1 billion in direct property loss occurs annually
Every year in early May, the United States Fire Administration, a division of the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency recognizes national Arson Awareness Week across the United States.