The Fire Marshal develops, implements, directs and supervises a comprehensive fire prevention, fire investigation and public education programs.
The members of the Fire Marshal’s division are dedicated to the protection of our community through critical key mission areas that include: Public Education, Fire Inspections and Fire Investigations.
All members of the Fire Marshal’s Office are certified by the State of Texas as Fire Inspectors, Fire Investigators and Peace Officers. Staff is well trained in fire education and conducts several fire prevention programs throughout the year.
A well-planned and executed fire prevention and inspection program is a less expensive and more effective way to accomplish the goal of the fire service (to minimize the risk of life and property loss from fire.)
We will provide superior and professional customer service to our citizens. We will develop “best practices” models of performance to provide a secure work environment for the citizens of Odessa and its Visitors.
Assistant Fire Marshal
The Assistant Fire Marshal supervises daily inspection activities of Inspectors and is responsible for plans review and installation of new alarm and sprinkler systems. The Assistant Fire Marshal also coordinates Fire Investigation activities, maintains investigation records as well as monitors and/or prepares court cases. The Assistant Fire Marshal generates reports on Fire activities and dollar loss, performs inspections on commercial properties and is responsible for promoting, scheduling and documenting education programs and outreach services in the City of Odessa.
For detailed information on the Plan Review and Construction Inspection process or to schedule an inspection, please call 432.257.0502.
Fire Inspectors / Fire Investigators
Inspectors are responsible for preventing fires through periodic inspection of commercial or public buildings, licensed facilities/operations and other buildings in the City of Odessa. Inspectors are also responsible for certificate of occupancy inspections for new businesses. Additionally they inspect fire suppression and notification systems including alarms, sprinklers and cooking hoods. Inspectors play a key role in crowd management and path of egress maintenance at places of assembly.
All Fire Inspectors are Certified Commission Peace Officer and Certified Arson Investigators. They maintain appropriate records and documentation regarding inspections and investigations, and conduct Public Education programs throughout the year. Fire Marshals staff maintains required training to insure “Best Practice” Performance.