Harris County Fire Marshal

Harris County Fire Marshal Our mission is to safeguard the lives and property of residents in the unincorporated areas of Harris County through effective fire prevention, fire investigation, education, and emergency response.
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In observance of Memorial Day, the HCFMO Admin Offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021. #NeverForget #MemorialDay
05/31/2021

In observance of Memorial Day, the HCFMO Admin Offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021.

#NeverForget #MemorialDay

In observance of Memorial Day, the HCFMO Admin Offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021.

#NeverForget #MemorialDay

It's #SafetySunday! Don't forget to keep the area around your electric meter and other electrical equipment clear! #Fire...
05/30/2021

It's #SafetySunday! Don't forget to keep the area around your electric meter and other electrical equipment clear! #FireSafety #FirePrevention

It's #SafetySunday! Don't forget to keep the area around your electric meter and other electrical equipment clear! #FireSafety #FirePrevention

It's #StatisticTuesday! Did you know that electrical equipment is involved in an average of 34K reported home structure ...
05/29/2021

It's #StatisticTuesday! Did you know that electrical equipment is involved in an average of 34K reported home structure fires per year? Let's bring down those numbers by having all electrical work done by a qualified electrician. #FireSafety #FirePrevention

It's #StatisticTuesday! Did you know that electrical equipment is involved in an average of 34K reported home structure fires per year? Let's bring down those numbers by having all electrical work done by a qualified electrician. #FireSafety #FirePrevention

FACT: Extension cords are not meant for long-term use! Instead, call a qualified electrician to install additional wall ...
05/28/2021

FACT: Extension cords are not meant for long-term use! Instead, call a qualified electrician to install additional wall outlets as needed. #FireFactFriday #FirePrevention #FireSafety

FACT: Extension cords are not meant for long-term use! Instead, call a qualified electrician to install additional wall outlets as needed. #FireFactFriday #FirePrevention #FireSafety

05/27/2021

PARENTS: Do you have a teen at home who has a summer job babysitting? Once the parent's leave, they are in charge, so make sure they are prepared by watching 60 seconds Safety with Fire Inspector Petty! Remember, it only takes a second for an accident to happen. #FireSafety

05/25/2021

It's #TriviaTuesday! Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. Where should they be installed inside of your home? #FirePrevention #FireSafety

Timeline Photos
05/24/2021

Timeline Photos

⚠️ FLASH FLOOD WATCH⚠️ issued for Harris County until 9 PM.
🌧️ 2-3 inches of rain are expected, with isolated totals of 6 inches
📱 Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
More: https://bit.ly/3fFOgjd

It's #SafetySunday! Remember, check lighting and extension cords for damage before using and replace any damaged cords r...
05/23/2021

It's #SafetySunday! Remember, check lighting and extension cords for damage before using and replace any damaged cords right away. #FirePrevention #FireSafety

It's #SafetySunday! Remember, check lighting and extension cords for damage before using and replace any damaged cords right away. #FirePrevention #FireSafety

It's #StatisticSaturday! Did you know wiring and related equipment accounted for 7% of all home fires and 9% of all home...
05/22/2021

It's #StatisticSaturday! Did you know wiring and related equipment accounted for 7% of all home fires and 9% of all home fire deaths? Let's leave it to the professionals and have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician. #FireSafety #FirePrevention

It's #StatisticSaturday! Did you know wiring and related equipment accounted for 7% of all home fires and 9% of all home fire deaths? Let's leave it to the professionals and have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician. #FireSafety #FirePrevention

It's #FireFactFriday! Only use ONE heat-producing device plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time. #FireSafety #FirePr...
05/21/2021

It's #FireFactFriday! Only use ONE heat-producing device plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time. #FireSafety #FirePrevention

It's #FireFactFriday! Only use ONE heat-producing device plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time. #FireSafety #FirePrevention

Please join us in congratulating the Fire System Specialist Group for completing the Fire Inspector course provided by t...
05/21/2021

Please join us in congratulating the Fire System Specialist Group for completing the Fire Inspector course provided by the HCFMO Training Division and obtaining their TCFP Inspector I & II certifications. Hats off to these three for a job well done!

Please join us in congratulating the Fire System Specialist Group for completing the Fire Inspector course provided by the HCFMO Training Division and obtaining their TCFP Inspector I & II certifications. Hats off to these three for a job well done!

Today, HCFMO Assistant Chief Reed and David Matthews presented virtually at the Midwest HazMat Conference on Incident Co...
05/20/2021

Today, HCFMO Assistant Chief Reed and David Matthews presented virtually at the Midwest HazMat Conference on Incident Commander.

If you didn’t know, HCFMO staff have a wealth of knowledge and TONS of incident management experience. We might be a bit bias...but HCFMO staff are some of the best of the best.

Today, HCFMO Assistant Chief Reed and David Matthews presented virtually at the Midwest HazMat Conference on Incident Commander.

If you didn’t know, HCFMO staff have a wealth of knowledge and TONS of incident management experience. We might be a bit bias...but HCFMO staff are some of the best of the best.

Please stay weather aware! Follow trusted weather sources.
05/19/2021

Please stay weather aware! Follow trusted weather sources.

⚠️FLASH FLOOD WARNING⚠️
The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued this WARNING for much of Harris County until 12:45 AM.
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⚠️HAZARD - Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
⚠️IMPACT - Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas.
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⚠️NEVER ENTER A FLOODED ROADWAY⚠️
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
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More info at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=57336900
#HouWX #TXWX

05/18/2021

It's #TriviaTuesday! May is #ElectricalSafetyMonth. Call a qualified electrician or your landlord if you are experiences what issue?

#FirePrevention #FireSafety

Harris County is expected to received periods of heavy rainfall the rest of the week. Make sure you follow trusted weath...
05/18/2021

Harris County is expected to received periods of heavy rainfall the rest of the week. Make sure you follow trusted weather sources and understand the the difference between watches and warnings.

Congratulations Atascocita Fire Department! This is a huge accomplishment, and you are helping residents save on their i...
05/18/2021

Congratulations Atascocita Fire Department! This is a huge accomplishment, and you are helping residents save on their insurance!

To insurance companies, a community with an ISO Property Protection Class 1 Certification is the next best thing to having a crystal ball.

A class one rating is the best rating offered by ISO and is reflective of a community’s investment in fire mitigation. Insurance companies recognize ISO PPC ratings as a reliable indicator of future fire losses and therefore a community’s PPC class is a significant factor considered in the underwriting and pricing of commercial and residential property insurance premiums. The bottom-line benefit to Atascocita home and commercial property owners is the potential for noticeable reductions in property insurance premiums.

05/16/2021

It's #SafetySunday! Don't forget to use light bulbs with the correct number of watts by checking the sticker on your appliance that indicates the number of watts that should be used. #FireSafety #FirePrevention

05/15/2021

Did you know electrical distribution and lighting equipment ranked 3rd among the major fire causes in the number of home fires? Remember, all electrical work should be done by a qualified electrician. #StatisticSaturday #FireSafety #FirePrevention

05/14/2021

FACT: Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet and NEVER into an extension cord or plug strip!

#FireFactFriday #FirePrevention #FireSafety

Please join us in congratulating Erik Zugner on his promotion to Captain in HCFMO's Operational Support Division!
05/13/2021

Please join us in congratulating Erik Zugner on his promotion to Captain in HCFMO's Operational Support Division!

Please join us in congratulating Erik Zugner on his promotion to Captain in HCFMO's Operational Support Division!

05/09/2021

It's National Electrical Safety Month! BEFORE YOU DIG: Call (8-1-1). They will mark where your underground utilities are located for FREE. #FireSafety #FirePrevention

Happy Mother's Day! Have a fun, FIRE-SAFE day with your family.
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day! Have a fun, FIRE-SAFE day with your family.

Happy Mother's Day! Have a fun, FIRE-SAFE day with your family.

It's #StatisticSaturday! Did you know that in 2020, even through a pandemic, the HCFMO YFIP program provided education a...
05/08/2021

It's #StatisticSaturday! Did you know that in 2020, even through a pandemic, the HCFMO YFIP program provided education and intervention to 82 youth who misused fire at NO COST to the families? #ArsonAwareness #FireSafety #FirePrevention

It's #StatisticSaturday! Did you know that in 2020, even through a pandemic, the HCFMO YFIP program provided education and intervention to 82 youth who misused fire at NO COST to the families? #ArsonAwareness #FireSafety #FirePrevention

IMPORTANT: #Recall. If you have one of these smoke alarms, please contact Kidde Fire Safety for a free product replaceme...
05/07/2021

IMPORTANT: #Recall. If you have one of these smoke alarms, please contact Kidde Fire Safety for a free product replacement.

#Recall: Approx. 220,000 Kidde Fire Safety TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Can fail to alert consumers to a fire. Get free replacement. CONTACT: 844-796-9972 or online at http://kidde.com. Full recall notice: https://bit.ly/3usdOXd

The HCFMO Youth Firesetters Intervention Program receives referrals from local fire departments, the District Attorney's...
05/07/2021

The HCFMO Youth Firesetters Intervention Program receives referrals from local fire departments, the District Attorney's Office and Courts in an effort to prevent youth firesetting through education and intervention. #FireFactFriday #ArsonAwareness #FirePrevention #FireSafety

The HCFMO Youth Firesetters Intervention Program receives referrals from local fire departments, the District Attorney's Office and Courts in an effort to prevent youth firesetting through education and intervention. #FireFactFriday #ArsonAwareness #FirePrevention #FireSafety

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted Lieutenant in the HCFMO Preventions Division, Michael Lyons.
05/06/2021

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted Lieutenant in the HCFMO Preventions Division, Michael Lyons.

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted Lieutenant in the HCFMO Preventions Division, Michael Lyons.

05/05/2021
Story Time with Fire Marshal Christensen: My Puppy Friends

Join us tonight at 6:35 p.m. for story time with Fire Marshal Laurie Christensen! This week she's reading My Puppy Friends to HCFMO K9 Delta! Fire Marshal Christensen also talks about how Delta helps fire investigators during a fire investigation. Join us for a great book and some awesome facts about accelerant detection K9s!

Story Time with the Fire Marshal starts TONIGHT at 6:35 p.m. on the HCFMO page (@HarrisCoFM). @Chiefllc  has a ...
05/05/2021

Story Time with the Fire Marshal starts TONIGHT at 6:35 p.m. on the HCFMO page (@HarrisCoFM). @Chiefllc has a special guest join her: Accelerant Detection K-9 Delta! You won't want to miss it. #FirePrevention #FireSafety #WoofWednesday

Story Time with the Fire Marshal starts TONIGHT at 6:35 p.m. on the HCFMO page (@HarrisCoFM). @Chiefllc has a special guest join her: Accelerant Detection K-9 Delta! You won't want to miss it. #FirePrevention #FireSafety #WoofWednesday

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Remember, if you plan on consuming alcohol tonight, don't cook! Instead, go ahead and have those fa...
05/05/2021

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Remember, if you plan on consuming alcohol tonight, don't cook! Instead, go ahead and have those fajitas delivered to you that you've been wanting all week! #FireSafety #FirePrevention

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Remember, if you plan on consuming alcohol tonight, don't cook! Instead, go ahead and have those fajitas delivered to you that you've been wanting all week! #FireSafety #FirePrevention

05/04/2021

It's #TriviaTuesday! HCFMO's Youth Firesetting Intervention Program strives to prevent youth firesetting through education and intervention. How much does it cost per child to attend the program? #FirePrevention #FireSafety #ArsonAwareness

Please join us in congratulating HCFMO's newly promoted Sergeants in the Emergency Operations Division!
05/04/2021

Please join us in congratulating HCFMO's newly promoted Sergeants in the Emergency Operations Division!

Please join us in congratulating HCFMO's newly promoted Sergeants in the Emergency Operations Division!

Over the weekend, HCFMO employees participated in the 2021 #HarrisCounty Employee Virtual 5k. Way to go team!#hcvirtual5...
05/03/2021

Over the weekend, HCFMO employees participated in the 2021 #HarrisCounty Employee Virtual 5k. Way to go team!

#hcvirtual5k

Over the weekend, HCFMO employees participated in the 2021 #HarrisCounty Employee Virtual 5k. Way to go team!

#hcvirtual5k

On April 27th, #HarrisCounty Commissioners Court proclaimed May 2-8 National #ArsonAwareness Week! This year's theme is ...
05/03/2021

On April 27th, #HarrisCounty Commissioners Court proclaimed May 2-8 National #ArsonAwareness Week! This year's theme is "Preventing Youth Firesetting through Education and Intervention." Follow along all week to learn more about HCFMO's FREE Youth Firesetting Prevention Program!

On April 27th, #HarrisCounty Commissioners Court proclaimed May 2-8 National #ArsonAwareness Week! This year's theme is "Preventing Youth Firesetting through Education and Intervention." Follow along all week to learn more about HCFMO's FREE Youth Firesetting Prevention Program!

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I was at Old Town Spring and saw a Harris County fire marshal sign mandating masks. There must have been 200 plus people there and maybe 5% wore mask. 8 assume next week Covid19 outbreaks will be traced back to today's event. Apparently the Harris County Fire Marshal does not care or they would be there enforcing masks wearing
I am so frustrated. I was driving by Dragons Lair. This being a business I had previously filed a complaint about the owner violating the mask order. I was getting Taco Cabana and saw the owner of Dragons Lair was outside his shop walking in with three people, one his wife and two employees and of course he was not wearing a mask. But what is the point to filing another complaint? The last complaint the investigator either did not watch the evidence despite claiming to or could not count the number of people in the video. He claimed that in the video evidence from the first violation that only the owner's wife was in the room with him, despite clearly a large heavy set man entering the room and doing something off camera then leaving. The wife was covered by the exception that you can be unmasked around family who live in the same residence. The additional man however.... So I ask myself and anyone here what is the point of filing another complaint if the Fire Marshal's office is not going to take the order and consequently the pandemic seriously?
I am curious why a complaint made about a violation of the mask order was handled so unprofessionally? I filed a complaint about an owner of a business that was in violation of Abbott's mask order, and I went on record rather than remain anonymous as I had video evidence of the violation. The Fire Marshal never contacted me and instead took the word of the accused and dismissed the claim as frivolous. Does our Fire Marshal feel the mask order is frivolous?
No social distancing required at sam houston race park for the Kentucky derby? Why do they get a free pass?
Is there a burn ban in the county?
Dear Harris County Fire Marshall, You need to fine these businesses violating Governor Abbott's order regarding bars. They cannot keep having a reckless disregard for the coronavirus! The businesses mentioned are in this news article: https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/07/17/houston-area-restaurants-accused-of-violating-social-distancing-guidelines/?outputType=amp Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you. Mr. Pedraza
Just a question, per the news, you guys are out enforcing Covid violations. Any truth that?
My daughter moved into a new apartment with burglar bars and there’s no release latch to open the bars in case of a fire and I tried to report it on your website but it won’t go through and I’ve left messages and I can’t get through to a human so I’m trying your page because I desperately need someone to go and inspect, I know it’s against the law and I’m worried about my daughter she is at 4500 Sherwood Ln., Barwood apt.’s Houston TX 77092 apt. 13 Please help😩 please 😩
So are y'all still hiring??
#DYK that #2020Census data determines the amount of funding that schools receive for school books, school lunch programs and school supplies? Apply now at 2020census.gov/jobs to help get the funding needed for schools in your community. To Whom It May Concern Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUjcmzScMvE&feature=youtu.be
When will the next hazmat technician course be held?
My big yellow dog Toby enjoyed Fire Marshal Laurie reading Clifford the big red dog. Thanks for the story time.