BFI 2011 Annual Report
Last year was a milestone year for FDNY. New York City recorded the fewest fire
fatalities since records have been kept by the Bureau of Fire Investigations. Read the Report
The Bureau of Fire Investigation
BFI conducts investigations of all complex, fatal and suspicious fires within the
City of New York to expertly determine their origin and cause. In 2010, BFI
investigated 6,639 cases throughout the five boroughs; of these, Fire Marshals
determined 2241 to be incendiary, making 560 arrests. Explore BFI's
Juvenile Fire-Setters Intervention Program
While curiosity about fire is common, some children light fires for other reasons.
If you suspect a child is playing with fire or is setting fires intentionally, you
can get help by contacting the FDNY's Bureau of Fire Investigation. This program offers
both education and evaluations for children who are engaging in fire play.