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. Bexar County is currently under a burn ban effective July 25, 2017.
    Burning is not permitted today, August 22, 2017.

    Today's Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is 455. 


  1. Notice of Public Hearing on the FY 2017-18 Proposed Budget

    The Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing to consider the FY 2017-18 Proposed Budget on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Double-Height Courtroom on the second floor of the Bexar County Courthouse. Read about the Proposed Budget Public Hearing
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    Six (6) WayPoints will provide new, street-level communications technology that creates a public Wi-Fi and interactive network for Bexar County residents and visitors. Learn more about the upcoming WayPoints...
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    The US Small Business Administration can help provide relief to those affected by the storms and tornadoes occurring February 19-20. See what SBA loans are available & how to qualify.
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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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