Vernon Fire Department is the lead agency for delivering fire investigation services in the City of Vernon. All fires are investigated for cause and origin. Suspicious fires, or fires that are determined to be arson, are investigated by trained fire investigators in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. To report any suspicious acts related to fire, please call (323) 583-8811, extension 511 and ask for the Fire Department Battalion Chief, or call extension 130 and ask for the Police Department Detective Bureau Lieutenant.
Vernon Fire Department is a member of the Area E Arson Task Force. The purpose of the Arson Task Force is to bring together representatives of law enforcement and the fire service to curb the rising incidents of arson and other fire related crimes. The goal of the Arson Task Force is to provide members with adequate knowledge and experience related to the cause of fires to determine if a crime has been committed, along with effective coordination and cooperation between law enforcement, the fire service, and those charged with the responsibility to prosecute such acts.