Fire marshals must enforce, within their jurisdictions, violations of the state fire safety and prevention codes and related laws and regulations. Their duties include:
- Making the initial determination that buildings and structures comply with the state fire safety code and pertinent statutes and regulations, except where the law or regulations expressly provide otherwise;
- Investigating the cause and origins of fire and explosions that cause property and personal damage and deaths;
- Reviewing building plans and inspecting buildings under their jurisdiction for code compliance; and
- Inspecting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facilities and tanks.