The cause of a fire is always an important part in the prevention of future fires. A proper and thorough investigation allows fire officials to do the following:
- Report defective or deficient appliances, vehicles and other devices to the proper officials for investigation and if necessary recall of these products.
- Information relative to a fire cause is collected and trends can be determined so that education and enforcement actions can be taken to prevent future fires.
- If a fire has been purposely set with the intent to cause harm to others or to property, the cause is important to allow for legal prosecution of those who commit this crime.
The Plymouth Township Fire Marshal's Office provides 24/7/365 coverage for all fires occurring within the Township. Quick response to fire incidents allows for a complete and thorough investigation. Fire reports are kept on these fires and resulting investigations for future use.