Karl Newman, President
Darrin Sanger, Communications Director
NW Insurance Council
Phone: (206) 624-3330
Fax: (206) 624-1975
Oregon Chapter 31IAAI
Phone: (800) 497-7340
Fax: (503) 603-6439
New $5,000 Arson
Award fund now available to Oregon citizens who help catch arsonists
SEATTLE - A $5,000 award fund is now available to Oregon citizens
who help put arsonists behind bars - proving that fighting crime
NW Insurance Council and the Oregon Chapter of the International
Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) are introducing a new
$5,000 annual awards program for citizens who provide information
to investigators that result in the arrest or conviction of arsonists.
"Arsonists hurt all of us by destroying lives and property and
by driving up insurance rates," said Karl Newman, NW Insurance
Council president. "The arson awards program acknowledges citizens
who provide law enforcement with key information that helps them
Arson is a deadly and costly crime, killing hundreds of people
each year and destroying hundreds of millions of dollars in property.
Nationally, arson kills more than 300 people each year and injures
thousands. Arson fires also put firefighters at needless risk.
FBI statistics indicate only 17 percent of all arson offenses
result in arrests.
"Arson can, and does, affect all of us," said Ann Lewis, president,
Oregon Chapter IAAI. "Our hope is that this awards program will
assist criminal justice agencies with identifying, investigating
and prosecuting those responsible for this serious crime."
If you have information about an arson or any suspicious fire,
call the Oregon Arson Hotline at (800) 452-7888 or contact your
local authorities. You may be eligible for an award. Callers may
For more information about arson, visit NW
Insurance Council or the OR
NW Insurance Council is a nonprofit, public-education organization
funded by member insurance companies in Washington, Oregon and
The Oregon IAAI is a nonprofit organization united for mutual
benefit those public officials and private persons engaged in
the control of arson and kindred crimes.