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Fire marshal



eric rackard

Fire Marshal

Under limited supervision of the Fire Chief, supervises, coordinates and manages fire prevention, fire education and fire investigation for the City, and supervises assigned Fire department staff. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinates the Fire department inspection and survey responsibilities; monitors building inspections conducted by fire personnel for fire safety issues; oversees and conducts follow-up inspections.
  • Educates fire personnel on building codes; assists in code interpretations and ensures equitable enforcement procedures and results.
  • Advises and works with engineers, architects, building owners and building occupants in the areas of code interpretation and enforcement for proposed projects, projects in progress and existing buildings and processes.
  • Directs, assigns and coordinates the fire education activities for the department.
  • Directs, assigns and oversees fire investigations that involve major monetary, property or loss of life; oversees and participates in thorough documentation of fire investigation activities.
  • Assists with and participates in civil and criminal legal proceedings as a result of fire investigations.
  • Coordinates the department’s computer use and programs.
  • Serves as Chief Officer on Call as required; makes administrative and operational decisions as necessary.
  • Plans, coordinates, prioritizes and reviews work of assigned department staff; interviews, hires, trains and disciplines Fire department staff.
  • Assists with the development of long-term goals, objectives and priorities for the Fire department.
  • Recommends and interprets Fire policies and procedures.
  • Prepares comprehensive reports in support of the department as required.
  • Attends meetings on Fire department and citywide issues; represents department to internal and external agencies and professional associations.
  • Performs and participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.