Fire Marshal's Message

Message from the Fire Marshal
Welcome to the City of Burleson Fire Marshal's Office. The Fire Prevention Division is 1 branch of the City’s public safety division.

The main objective of fire prevention is to reduce the threat of life and property loss by actively enforcing federal, state, and local codes to eliminate hazards. The tools include:
  • Thoroughly investigating all suspicious/accidental fires and any unauthorized release of hazardous material products
  • Providing public education programs
  • Examining development site plans
  • Conducting inspections of buildings and facilities
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The Fire Marshal's Office performs annual fire inspections on businesses and schools in the City. These inspections follow the International Fire Code, the Council of Governments (COG) amendments, and local amendments adopted by the City. Businesses are inspected annually to ensure that codes and regulations are followed. Conducting inspections minimizes the chances of fire and property damage while increasing public safety. The Fire Marshal's Office serves as a valuable resource to safeguard property investments.

The most common codes or violations that are evaluated include having fire extinguishers and making sure they are serviced annually, using proper electrical wiring and components, having proper exits and keeping them clear, and properly storing flammable liquids.

The Burleson Fire Marshal's Office is a law enforcement agency. Members of the Fire Marshal's Office respond to accidental fires, incendiary fires, multiple alarm fires, fire deaths, and bomb threats and bomb activations. Personnel are highly trained in fire investigation, evidence collection, and forensic photography. If a fire is determined to be an arson, investigators pursue a criminal investigation. Investigators often work with federal, state, county, and local agencies, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF); Tarrant County Fire & Arson Investigators Association; and the Burleson Police Department.

Fire safety education has traditionally focused on children, but we also offer training through our senior citizen program as well as for local businesses. Workplace safety - fire extinguisher training, tornado preparedness, and bomb threats - are the basics of the training for businesses. The most effective tool in education of the school children is our fire safety house program, as well as our robotic Patches and Pumper, which both deliver fire safety messages in a real life setting.

For more information, please contact me at 817-426-9174 to make an appointment, or stop by Fire Station 1, located at 828 Southwest Alsbury Boulevard.

Stacy Singleton
City of Burleson's Fire Marshal