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Fire Marshal

Responsibilities

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.