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Mission Statement

Our mission is to safeguard the lives and property of residents in Williamson County through effective fire prevention, fire investigation, education and emergency response while fostering the responsibilities of economic growth and development.

 
Vision

Our vision is to be a community leader in fire prevention and emergency response to make our County one of the safest places to live, work, and explore.

 
Values Statement

We value the faith and trust of the community and each of our members will support the mission by adhering to the following core values:

  • Accountable
  • Trustworthy
  • Professional

These core values mean the following to the Williamson County Fire Marshal’s Office:

Accountable – We are accountable to our community for our individual and collective team actions

Trustworthy – We acknowledge that truth and trust are the foundations of relationship building and delivery of services.

Professional – The Williamson County Fire Marshal’s Office will provide to its members the means, skills, and education to provide outstanding professional services.

The County Fire Marshal is the chief fire prevention officer in the unincorporated areas of the county. The statute for the County Fire Marshal's authority, found in Vernon's Texas Codes Annotated, Local Government Code, County Public Safety Title 11, Fire Protection, Subchapter B, County Fire Marshal. Chapters 352.011 through 352.023 creates and outlines the authority and duties.

The County Fire Marshal does not have jurisdiction within an incorporated city. That local government retains that jurisdiction. However, the exception to this rule is when city government or the State Fire Marshal requests assistance. VTCA Local Government Code Title 11 Chapter 352.019(d).