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Mission & Purpose of the
Dallas County Fire Marshal’s Office

The Dallas County Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for determining origin, cause, and circumstances of fires that occur in the unincorporated areas of Dallas County and the surrounding cities that request mutual aid service. The department has three arson and fire investigators who are sworn peace officers for the state of Texas and certified through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. The Dallas County Fire Marshal’s Office provides a 24-hour operation to protect its citizens from all hazards by providing and coordinating resources, expertise, leadership and advocacy through a comprehensive program of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. It is the duty of the Dallas County Fire Marshal’s Office to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Dallas County, in accordance with Chapter 352 of the Texas Local Government Code, County policy, Dallas County Fire Code, and sound Emergency Management practices.

Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Vision: “We will safeguard lives and property of Dallas County Citizens by utilizing Best Practices.”

Mission: “The Dallas County Fire Marshal Office will be able to effectively safeguard the lives and property of the citizens in Dallas County and within unincorporated Dallas County through cost-effective fire suppression, prevention, investigation, and emergency response.”

Dallas County Fire Marshal’s Office Core Values:


Responsibilities of the Dallas County
Fire Marshal’s Office

Responsibilities include: