Fire Marshal

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Welcome to the Office of the Fire Marshal

The primary duty of the Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office (BCFMO) is to develop, foster and promote methods of protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Bexar County from fires, both natural and man-made hazards, and other significant events through the direct coordination and action with other public safety, private, and business communities. The BCFMO staff takes pride in the execution of this responsibility with the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, integrity and accountability.

The BCFMO consists of five functions: Fire Code Compliance & Enforcement, Fire Prevention & Inspections, Fire/Arson Investigations, Fire Dispatch Communications, and Community Outreach Initiatives. The BCFMO staff provides rapid response to requests for investigations, inspections, fire code compliance, and emergency management assistance.

  1. Burning is NOT recommended today, Monday, January 23, 2018.
     

    Today's Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is 266.

     


  2. To request a burn permit for today, please visit the Burn Permit Form.

  1. Stay Safe While Staying Warm

    The recent below-freezing weather has many Bexar County residents looking to keep warm. The Fire Marshal's Office advises that while using questionable heat sources may provide temporary warmth, please use only safe means of heating. Read more about staying safe this winter >
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Bexar County Fire Marshal



  1. Contact Information


    Bexar County Fire Marshal
    622 Dolorosa
    San Antonio, Texas 78207

    210-335-0300 Phone
    210-335-0330 Fax

  1. LOUIS CHRIS LOPEZ, III

    Fire Marshal

    JOHN D. ORTEGA, JR.
    Chief Investigator

    NATHAN P. MENDENHALL
    Chief Inspector

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