Fire Marshal's Office
The Community Risk Reduction Branch, often referred to as the Fire Marshal’s Office is also responsible for investigating fires. This includes conducting criminal investigations of arson fires, arresting those responsible for setting fires or committing crimes associated with fire, and presenting testimony in the appropriate court of law. The personnel assigned to this division are certified firefighters, fire inspectors, and fire investigators or arson investigators.
This Branch also performs daytime inspections of businesses and night inspections of nightclubs and bars to ensure the safety of the public. Along with the Emergency Operations Branch, they perform numerous public education programs and maintain all fire reports and records for the Waco Fire Department.