Harris County — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) donated three combustible gas leak detectors to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office. The detectors will be used by fire investigators to help detect combustible gases during fire investigations and scene examinations.
“We have a great working relationship with NICB,” said Chief Investigator Dean Hensley. “The combustible gas leak detectors will be a great asset on fire scenes. We are grateful for NICB’s generosity and this donation.”
“NICB partners with insurance companies, consumers and law enforcement to combat insurance fraud and theft,” said Agent Chuck Mazzilli. “HCFMO is a great partner, and we wanted to provide investigators with a tool they can use on fire scenes.”
The combustible gas leak detectors are capable of sensing many combustible, non-combustible and toxic cases that include, but are not limited to acetone, alcohol, ammonia, benzene, butane, gasoline, jet fuel, natural gas, propane, and refrigerants. Combustible gas leak detectors provide investigators another tool to use during a fire investigation.
The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office Investigations Division is responsible for fire, arson, and explosion investigations in unincorporated Harris County.