Fire Prevention &
Safety Information

Statistics show that your life will be affected by fire three times, either through personal experience or the experiences of family and friends. Tragedy can be prevented by awareness and vigilance.

A major responsibility of the Hays County Fire Marshal’s Office is fire prevention. One method employed to reduce the number of fires is by conducting fire and life safety inspections. Our office conducts inspections in accordance with the federal and state regulations and the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. Our goal is to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the amount of property loss from fire, thus enhancing the public health, safety and welfare for all citizens and visitors in our county.

We want to work with you to ensure that if a fire were to occur, damage is limited as much as possible and firefighters can operate efficiently and safely. Practicing fire prevention and addressing fire hazards is a great investment.

We know that you, as a property owner or manager, care about the level of safety in your building and on the premises. When a Fire Inspector visits, we strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector. This mutual assistance in the inspection of building and premises can greatly enhance the level of fire and life safety for you and the general public.

"ITZAGASCAN" - temporary gas can - is NOT approved by the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office for public use.

Please read this letter for more information.