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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Operating as usual

This week HCFMO staff participated a 3-day sUAS training with GraniteDefense to better prepare HCFMO pilots to fly in su...
11/18/2020

This week HCFMO staff participated a 3-day sUAS training with GraniteDefense to better prepare HCFMO pilots to fly in support of HCFMO operations.

11/17/2020

It's #TriviaTuesday! How can you keep your kids safe in the kitchen this Thanksgiving? #FirePrevention #FireSafety #ThanksgivingSafety

11/17/2020

Join us on Wed., Nov. 18 at 7:05 p.m. for Story Time with the Fire Marshal and Friends! This week Hazmat Tech Rick reads Clifford the Big Red Dog and Fire Marshal Christensen gives some great fire safety tips about knowing two ways out. Don't miss it!

It's #SafetySunday! Kids love to help in the kitchen, but make sure they stay away from hot foods and liquids. The steam...
11/15/2020

It's #SafetySunday! Kids love to help in the kitchen, but make sure they stay away from hot foods and liquids. The steam or splash from veggies, gravy, or coffee could cause serious burns. #FirePrevention #FireSafety

Let's PAWTY!!! It's Endy's 1st birthday! Endy is one of two arson detection canines at HCFMO. We hope your day is full o...
11/14/2020

Let's PAWTY!!! It's Endy's 1st birthday! Endy is one of two arson detection canines at HCFMO. We hope your day is full of dog treats and games of fetch. #K9 #ADC

It's #StatisticSaturday! Cooking is the 2nd leading cause of home fire deaths in 2014-2018. Have a fire-safe Thanksgivin...
11/14/2020

It's #StatisticSaturday! Cooking is the 2nd leading cause of home fire deaths in 2014-2018. Have a fire-safe Thanksgiving this year by staying in the kitchen while you cook. #FirePrevention #FireSafety

HCFMO HAZMAT assisted Spring Fire Department on the scene of an accident involving five vehicles. HAZMAT assisted with o...
11/13/2020

HCFMO HAZMAT assisted Spring Fire Department on the scene of an accident involving five vehicles. HAZMAT assisted with oil and diesel containment. Praying that everyone involved in the accident recovers.

Spring #firefighters remain on the scene of an accident involving five vehicles, including a Big Rig, on the North Freeway near Spring High School. Two were transported to area hospitals by Cypress Creek EMS and one by Memorial Hermann Life Flight.
Photos from Spring Firefighter Amanda Erekson

It's #FireFactFriday! Accidents happen. Be sure to keep the floor clear so you don't trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks o...
11/13/2020

It's #FireFactFriday! Accidents happen. Be sure to keep the floor clear so you don't trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags. #FirePrevention #FireSafety

11/13/2020
3 Minutes with Inspector Tom -- 4th-5th Grade

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:05 p.m. for 3 Minutes with Inspector Tom. This week, Inspector Tom answers the most asked questions he's received in the past from children in grades 4-5. Make sure you tune in for great fire and life safety information.

HCFMO Hazmat is assisting Channelview Fire Department and Baytown Fire Department in the 16120 block of East Freeway. Th...
11/13/2020

HCFMO Hazmat is assisting Channelview Fire Department and Baytown Fire Department in the 16120 block of East Freeway. There is one confirmed fatality, adult male. The deceased was reportedly cleaning the liquid tanker at the time of death. HCFMO Hazmat is providing continuous air monitoring and decon. The Institute of Forensic Science is on scene and will determine the cause of death.

11/11/2020

They served our country to protect our freedom; now they protect the lives and property of #HarrisCounty. We will be forever grateful for your service and sacrifice. To every Veteran...THANK YOU! #VeteransDay

Harris County Tax Office
11/11/2020

Harris County Tax Office

Visite www.hcfmo.net para obtener información importante sobre la seguridad contra incendios.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Make sure you practice fire safety while cooking your Thanksgiving feast!
11/11/2020

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Make sure you practice fire safety while cooking your Thanksgiving feast!

Visit www.hcfmo.net for important fire safety information.

Thank you to all veterans who have served this great nation. We are especially grateful for the veterans who continue to...
11/11/2020

Thank you to all veterans who have served this great nation. We are especially grateful for the veterans who continue to serve their community here at the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office. Tune in at 2:55 p.m. for a special tribute video, honoring HCFMO veterans.

It's #WoofWednesday! Did you know that accelerant detection canines can transform from loving pets to arson detection to...
11/11/2020

It's #WoofWednesday! Did you know that accelerant detection canines can transform from loving pets to arson detection tools as soon as the handler gives the K9 their specific reward? HCFMO K9, Delta, loves chewing on his rope after alerting his handler to an accelerant. #K9 #ADC

11/10/2020

It's #TriviaTuesday! Gobble up #FireSafety by keeping your kiddos safe and away from the stove at all times. How many feet should kids be kept away from the stove to maintain a safe distance? #FirePrevention

Happy 245th Birthday to @USMC! Thank you for your courage and commitment to serve our country. #USMC #MarineCorp
11/10/2020

Happy 245th Birthday to @USMC! Thank you for your courage and commitment to serve our country. #USMC #MarineCorp

Harris County Fire Marshal
11/10/2020

Harris County Fire Marshal

11/09/2020
3 Minutes with Inspector Tom -- 4th-5th Grade

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:05 p.m. for 3 Minutes with Inspector Tom. This week, Inspector Tom answers the most asked questions he's received in the past from children in grades 4-5. Make sure you tune in for great fire and life safety information.

It's #SafetySunday! Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food. Follow...
11/08/2020

It's #SafetySunday! Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food. Follow along all month long for tips on how you can make this Thanksgiving a fire-safe one! #FirePrevention #FireSafety

It's #StatisticSaturday! Cooking caused almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries in 2014-2018. Foll...
11/07/2020

It's #StatisticSaturday! Cooking caused almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries in 2014-2018. Follow along this month for #FireSafety tips to make this Thanksgiving a fire-safe one! #FirePrevention

It's the first Saturday of the month, so take some time to test your smoke alarms! Smoke alarms should be tested monthly...
11/07/2020

It's the first Saturday of the month, so take some time to test your smoke alarms! Smoke alarms should be tested monthly by pressing the test button to ensure they are working properly. #FireSafety #FirePrevention

It's #FireFactFriday! Did you know that unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires a...
11/07/2020

It's #FireFactFriday! Did you know that unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths? Follow our social media channels this month as we prepare you to have a fire-safe Thanksgiving! #FireSafety #FirePrevention

HCFMO investigators have cleared the scene. Currently the fire is ruled undetermined. The building is on stilts and had ...
11/06/2020

HCFMO investigators have cleared the scene. Currently the fire is ruled undetermined. The building is on stilts and had a partial roof collapse, which made the building unsafe to enter.

At approximately 18:36 DC26, E16,E26,E36,L46 and Medic 94 were notified of a residential structure fire this evening. Engine 16 arrived on scene within minutes to find fire through the roof of an elevated one story. Fire was extinguished quick by using aggressive tactics by all on scene. Thank you to Aldine, Westfield and Sheldon Fire Department for assisting us on scene. No injuries were reported on scene. Fire is under investigation by the Harris County Fire Marshals Office.

Did you miss Story Time with the Fire Marshal and Friends yesterday? No worries, watch it again on our Youtube page: htt...
11/05/2020

Did you miss Story Time with the Fire Marshal and Friends yesterday? No worries, watch it again on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uELK4j-iJis. You won't want to miss it! #FirePrevention #FireSafety

HCFMO is proud to have Lt. Lamont, Lt. Spencer , and Deputy Chief Weston in Class 5 of FEMT. We are thrilled that our le...
11/05/2020

HCFMO is proud to have Lt. Lamont, Lt. Spencer , and Deputy Chief Weston in Class 5 of FEMT. We are thrilled that our leadership is able to continue to learn and grow! Training is everything!

Class #5 of the Fire Executive Management Training is having a wonderful week at LEMIT.

HCFMO investigators were requested by Galena Park FD to assist with a residential fire. One firefighter was treated and ...
11/05/2020

HCFMO investigators were requested by Galena Park FD to assist with a residential fire. One firefighter was treated and released on scene for heat exhaustion. HCFMO investigators determined the fire was accidental/electrical. Photo below by ABC13 Houston photojournalist Marvin Suggs. #hounews

11/05/2020
Story Time with the Fire Marshal and Friends -- I Love the Earth

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7:05 p.m. for Story Time with the Fire Marshal and Friends. This week Training Coordinator Yvonne Clark reads I love the Earth by Todd Parr. Fire Marshal Christensen also provides some great tips about smoke alarms, escape planning and having a meeting place. Tune in, you won't want to miss it!

It's #WoofWednesday! Did you know that an  accelerant detection canine has a sense of smell that is 100,000x more acute ...
11/04/2020

It's #WoofWednesday! Did you know that an accelerant detection canine has a sense of smell that is 100,000x more acute than a human's? HCFMO K-9 Endy is no exception and quickly finds ignitable accelerants whether it be during routine training or on a fire scene. #K9 #ADC

11/03/2020

It's #TriviaTuesday! Halloween is over and it's time for us to start preparing for Thanksgiving. Working smoke alarms are crucial to kitchen #FireSafety. How often should you test your smoke alarms? #FirePrevention

Harris County Fire Marshal's cover photo
11/03/2020

Harris County Fire Marshal's cover photo

HCFMO HAZMAT is providing assistance to help protect the community. #mutualaid
11/03/2020

HCFMO HAZMAT is providing assistance to help protect the community. #mutualaid

Crews respond to major accident with entrapment in the 10000 block of West Gulf Bank at Beltway 8 Tuesday in Houston.

Two patients were extricated by Cy-Fair FD crews and transported by EMS in stable condition.

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Hazmat crew and Harris County Pollution Control are on-scene working to contain fluids spilled in the incident.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Photo: Capt. Daniel Arizpe, PIO/ Cy-Fair FD
#hounews #cyfairfd #houstontx

It's #ElectionDay! HCFMO encourages you to make your voice heard by voting today at any of the #HarrisCounty polling sta...
11/03/2020

It's #ElectionDay! HCFMO encourages you to make your voice heard by voting today at any of the #HarrisCounty polling stations. To find a polling station near you, visit: http://HarrisVotes.com/Locations #HarrisVotes

Harris County Fire Marshal's cover photo
11/02/2020

Harris County Fire Marshal's cover photo

Harris County Fire Marshal's cover photo
11/02/2020

Harris County Fire Marshal's cover photo

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7701 Wilshire Wilshire Place
Houston, TX
77040

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Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30

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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??
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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.