The White Settlement Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for the protection of life and property through education, inspections, and determining the origin and cause of fires within the city limits of White Settlement or other jurisdictions as requested through mutual aid.
The Fire Marshal is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as a Master Peace Officer as well as a certified Master Arson/Fire Investigator and Master Fire Inspector by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
The Fire Marshal works with other members of the White Settlement Fire Department to assist with inspections and fire investigations.
As part of the investigatory requirements, the Fire Marshal's Office examines forensic evidence at fire scenes to assist with the determination of origin and cause. In some cases, criminality is uncovered. In those instances, the Fire Marshal's Office works with the White Settlement Police Department to file appropriate criminal charges. Criminal investigations can include scene security, evidence collection, interviews and filing criminal charges.
The Fire Marshal also assists with community education programs, including the Citizens Fire Academy. Request for station tours and other outreach activities can be made through the Fire Department at 817-246-1761 or email.
The Fire Marshal’s Office conducts annual inspections of all commercial buildings within White Settlement to ensure they meet minimum fire and safety standards. During these inspections, owners and business leaders are also educated on a variety of fire safety topics. An example of various inspections include retail, schools, manufacturing, nursing homes and day care facilities.
If you own a business, school or care facility that needs an inspection outside of the normal annual visits, please email email@example.com
The Fire Marshal’s Office also assists the Planning and Development Department with inspections of new commercial facilities to ensure that they comply with safety and fire standards.