The Fire Marshal develops short and long-term goals for the fire department's Strategic Plan and prepares the annual budget to meet the goals of the plan. He also produces the department's Annual Report, an overview of fire department activities and highlights for the previous year.
The fire marshal oversees all activities within the Fire Prevention Division. The Fire Prevention staff investigates fires and enforces state laws and local ordinances pertaining to fire prevention. In addition to data management and record keeping, the members of the staff also provide inspections, plans reviews, and public education services.