Arson Investigations

Inspector Martin Monahan is an accelerant detection K-9 handler. He and K-9 Ember assist police agencies in 9 counties with evidence collection at fire scenes. K-9 Ember is a Labrador Retriever and is nationally certified in accelerant detection.

Duties of the Fire Marshal:

  1. Investigates all fires and explosions that occur in the City of Scranton.
  2. The Scranton Police Fire Marshal is also a member of the department's bomb unit. He works as an assistant to the bomb  technician and as a post blast investigator.
  3. He also assists in fire prevention and safety education.

Contact: (570) 558-8318


Martin Monahan
- Fire Marshal and Ember