Fire Marshal

Responsibilities
The fire marshal works with Hood County fire chiefs to protect firefighters and evaluate fire and life safety issues. This office protects the citizens of Hood County by working as the emergency management coordinator and administering the planning and preparation for any emergency situation that may happen in Hood County.

Investigations

This office also investigates all fires that result in:
  • Any criminal activity
  • Fatality
  • Insurance fraud
  • Loss of property
  • Serious injury

Department Goal

The goal of the Hood County fire marshal's office is to provide Hood County effective leadership, coordination, and support for the fire suppression and prevention programs within the county and to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies and property losses from disasters.

Emergency BURN BAN

Hood County Judge Darrell Cockerham issued an emergency declaration Friday morning prohibiting outdoor burning and welding through Dec. 22, next Friday.

Violators face a Class C misdemeanor with a fine up to $500.