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Fire Investigation Team

The Cattaraugus County Fire Investigation Team (CATTFIT) was established in 1979 with grant money that was earmarked for arson prevention. At that time, the field of municipal arson investigation was rapidly growing. A team of investigators was chosen from the ranks of the volunteer fire service in Cattaraugus County and from area police agencies and began investigating fires in 1980. Since that time, the team has witnessed a marked decrease in the instances of arson in Cattaraugus County. Read more

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