Office of the Fire Marshal
City of Bay City
1217 Ave. J
Bay City, Texas, 77414
Purpose And/Or Contribution
Fire investigation, fire prevention and code enforcement
Duties And Responsibilities
FIRES: Investigation, collection of evidence, interview property occupants/owners, witnesses and suspects; work with the District Attorney’s office in reference to arson case preparation, present arson cases to grand jury and testify as expert witness.
INSPECTIONS: Conduct inspections of commercial businesses, industrial structures, public buildings, apartments, hotels and institutions; explain violation to occupant/owner and work with individuals to achieve compliance; conduct re-inspections on all categories to ensure compliance with code; issue permits required by the fire code for various activities and situations.
ENFORCEMENT of City ordinances and State laws applicable to the positions of Fire Marshal and peace officer.
FIRE PREVENTION: Conduct and assist with fire drills involving public schools, day care centers, hospitals and nursing homes; prepare and perform fire prevention program for any interested group or business; distribute fire prevention handouts to public schools on a monthly basis; assist parents with children who have a history of playing with fire.
OTHER: Respond to emergencies as required and to various complaints from the general public and City offices.