*Information on a fire?
Please contact your local Fire Department or Law Enforcement.
Contact the State Fire Marshall’s Office at 800-589-2728.
Columbus Fire Department at 614-645-TIPS (8477).
Cleveland Fire Department at 216-664-6380.
Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).
Tri State (SW Ohio) Crime Stoppers at 888-352-3040.
Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.
What Is the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee (BRAC)?
The Blue Ribbon Arson Committee (BRAC) was developed in 1973 to assist investigators in the state
of Ohio. In 1978, BRAC started Reward Fund which offers financial incentives for information that
leads to convictions involving the crime of ARSON.
Since the program’s inception, 483 rewards have been issued with $561,600 being paid out as rewards.
Approximately, 635 fires have been solved with over 200 of these fires being attempts to defraud the
insurance industry. The savings to the industry is in excess of $8.5 million. Several recent reward
recipients have helped stop serial arson issues in their cities!
The Blue Ribbon Arson Committee (BRAC) has developed Program Rules, Guidelines and an application for use in conjunction with the Reward Poster. A new feature is the online Reward Application.
Please use the online Reward Application. You will receive an email in return. Please supply an accurate email address.
Nominations for Rewards can be made by Fire Department Personnel, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Insurance Personnel Only.