The Arson Response Team is a multidisciplinary team consisting of Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Detectives and members of the Office of the Middlesex County Fire Marshal. The team investigates incidents of suspected arson fires wherein there is a loss of life or significant property damage. The members of the team are highly trained in how to determine the origin and cause of a fire. Sometimes the cause is obvious, however more often the investigation requires the painstaking and dangerous process of excavating a collapsed residence or commercial building.
The Arson Response Team works closely with municipal fire officials, municipal police departments, New Jersey State Police, FBI and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).