Fire Investigation Unit

Fire Investigation UnitThe North Andover Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) responds to all major fires in the town, and is available 24 hours a day to investigate any incident where the Incident Commander requests an investigator. The duties of the fire investigator include origin and cause investigations for structure fires, motor vehicle fires, burns, explosions, hazardous materials, and the enforcement of all laws and statutes related to those incidents.

The unit works closely with our Fire Prevention Officer, the North Andover Police Department, other local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and the State Fire Marshall's Office with the common goal of eliminating incendiary fires.

FIU tracks causes of all fires, explosions and burns, accidental or incendiary, to interrupt trends in these fires.

The unit works with the Essex County District Attorney’s Office and the North Andover Police in maintaining a Juvenile Firesetters program which acts to educate youthful offenders and deter them from future crimes.

FIU has completed numerous origin and cause investigations since the unit's inception in the 1980's.  

The unit consists of a Senior Fire Investigator who oversees two fire investigators and four fire photographers. 


Jeff Crosby, Senior Fire Investigator
795 Chickering Rd 
North Andover, MA 01845
[email protected]

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