The Fire Marshal's office plays a pivotal role in maintaining the safety mission of the department and strives to develop proactive risk management awareness through plan review, fire inspections, code enforcement and public education. The Fire Marshal's office is also responsible for fire investigations.
The department is responsible for conducting fire and life safety inspections for all new commercial construction projects, existing commercial properties, and sprinkled residential structures. All existing commercial businesses within the City of Southlake are inspected on an annual basis.
The Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal reviews commercial and residential plans to ensure compliance with the 2018 International Fire Code, NFPA, and adopted amendments, which are all approved by the Southlake City Council.
After the Fire
While prevention of fires and accidents remains the priority of the Fire Department, inevitably fires do occur. When that happens, the Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal is responsible for conducting the investigation to determine the origin and cause of the fire.
The department is committed to preserving life and property through public education. We are honored to accomplish our mission by offering public education programs on a variety of safety topics. Some of the topics include child passenger safety, fall prevention for the older adult, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and quarterly Safety Spotlight newsletters.