The Fire Investigation team is composed of arson investigators, working in conjunction with the Goodyear Police Department, along with a cadre of fire prevention and suppression personnel acting as support investigators. The division is also responsible for the investigation of fires to determine cause and origin of commercial and residential properties. All fires of suspicious origin in the city are investigated and all suspects are prosecuted.
Fire origin and cause determination are conducted consistent with the fire code, scientific investigative methods, and nationally recognized guidelines for the investigation of fire and explosions. Hazardous materials investigations are examined for fire code compliance subsequent to spills, mishandling or emergency incidents.