fire investigators pin-point the origin and cause of commercial,
residential and agricultural fires, responding to most fires
involving fatalities, commercial structures and significant
When determining the origin and cause of a fire, investigators
do an exterior investigation first. They look at burn patterns
as well as interview witnesses and first responding
firefighters. All findings are documented, and these findings
often help MCFR better serve the public and safeguard citizens.
When firefighters know a fire hazard exists, they can warn
citizens and teach them fire safety and prevention.
MCFR's Angie Sweeney has devoted her various talents to Marion
County citizens for nearly two decades. She's a Senior Fire
Inspector/Investigator with a bachelor's degree in Environmental
Science, a state certified fire investigator, a certified codes
inspector and a hazmat technician with considerable work experience.
She also graduated at the top of her class from the Law
Enforcement Academy at Central Florida Community College.
She now serves as a reserve deputy with the Marion County
Sheriff's Office. This cross-training helps expedite the investigative
process and improve communication and cooperation among investigating