The Henderson Fire Department currently has two full-time Fire Investigators, who are responsible for the origin and cause investigation of all structure fires and any other fire classed as suspicious or where the origin and cause is not clearly obvious to fire suppression personnel.
The Fire Investigators are Certified Peace Officers, through the State of Nevada, and conduct all arson investigations including the origin and cause investigation of these fires to the apprehension and prosecution of all perpetrators identified. When requested, the Henderson Police Department assists the Fire Investigators with the investigation of arson fires, including photographing and collecting of evidence, writing specific warrants, etc.
The Fire Investigations Division is also responsible for answering most concerns of citizens, such as fire lane obstructions and fire code concerns as well as perceived fire hazards identified by the citizens.
Both Fire Investigators may be contacted directly by e-mail or telephone:
Don Spellman: (702) 267-2220 or Don.Spellman@cityofhenderson.com
Joel McGinnis: (702) 267-2221 or Joel.McGinnis@cityofhenderson.com