Operational permits are required under the 2018 International Fire Code, Section 105.6, as adopted by Harris County Commissioners Court. The operational permit, when issued, allows the applicant to legally conduct the operation or business permitted for a period of time.
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As authorized by State Law* and under the direction of the Fire Marshal, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for fire prevention, education, control and investigation in the unincorporated areas of Harris County. The Department also assists local municipalities when requested by their government representatives.
"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."
The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office only inspects facilities located within Harris County and outside city limits.
For fire or life safety hazard complaints, you have two choices; fill out our online form, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
An operational permit allows the applicant to conduct an operation or a business for which a permit is required.
The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office Training section is a multi-purpose emergency services training provider. The HCFMO Training Field can provide both classroom and hands-on Hazardous Material Training for over-the-road trucking, rail, and pipeline incidents.
The boarding home regulations aim to create consistent and reasonable standards to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of residents residing in unincorporated Harris County.
A Special Event permit is required to ensure the safety of those attending, working and operating the event.
We aim to create secure environments that allow schools to focus on educating the younger generation without worrying about safety concerns.
The HCFMO’s Community Outreach section provides a series of free informational programs designed to address fire/life safety issues for citizens in the unincorporated areas of Harris County.
Texas Local Government Code 233.062 (b), states that the fire code does not apply to those industrial facilities which have a fire brigade conforming to the requirement of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
The Youth Firesetter Intervention Program (YFIP) is designed to provide education and intervention for children who have misused fire. The goal is to prevent fires, injuries, deaths and destruction of property.
Compliance assessments are performed to determine if products conform to the presently adopted fire code and other recognized national standards.
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