Founded in 1948, the Pasadena Fire Marshal’s Office is committed to excellence both in professional development of its members and protecting its citizens from the effects of fire. This commitment to fire safety was recognized by Insurance Service Organization (ISO) in 2005 when the city was awarded an ISO rating of “Class 2”. ISO ratings are used to help establish fair premiums for fire insurance — generally speaking the better the class rates, the lower the insurance premiums paid by our citizens. Pasadena’s ISO “Class 2” rating puts the city in the top 1% of the 43,245 communities in the United States evaluated by ISO.

Mission Statement

“Ensuring that the lives and property of the citizens and guest of the City of Pasadena and the Fire Service is adequately protected from fire and its related hazards.”
“A few helping many through dedication, education, and enforcement.”
1101Fire MarshalDavid Brannon
1102Assistant Fire MarshalAaron Bell
1104Deputy Fire MarshalRafael Chacon
1105Deputy Fire MarshalKevin Winebrenner
1106Deputy Fire MarshalRamon Coven
1107Deputy Fire MarshalJeff Allen
1108Deputy Fire MarshalChris Shannahan
1109Deputy Fire MarshalRusty Rodgers
1110Deputy Fire MarshalLarry Suniga
1111Deputy Fire MarshalBilly Milliken
1112Deputy Fire MarshalMike Garcia
11Senior Administrative AssistantMarivel Reyes


The Fire Marshal is the city’s chief fire prevention officer whose duties and responsibilities are given to him by the Mayor of the City of Pasadena, the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Pasadena and by the Laws of the State of Texas. The duties of the Fire Marshal include:
  • maintaining records of fires within the city      
  • coordinating fire prevention and public education programs     
  • investigating origin and cause of every fire occurring within the city and pursue the arrest and prosecution of arsonist
  • inspecting all businesses and state certified institutions annually for fire and life safety hazards
  • building plans review
  • investigating environmental crimes
  • fire alarm permits and  compliance
  • issuing burn permits (for ceremonial burns)
The Fire Marshal’s Office has 3 operational divisions: Fire Prevention, Investigations and Administrative Support Division:
  • Inspections Division - Inspects businesses and state certified institutions annually for fire and life safety hazards
  • Public Fire Education Division - Informs and instructs the general public about the dangers of fire and about fire-safe behavior
  • Plan Review Division - Building plans review for fire code compliance
  • Fire Investigations - Conducts fire investigations in order to determine the origin and cause of a fire. File appropriate criminal charges for criminal incidents.
  • JFIP Division - Conducts Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Programs designed to intervene in and deter juveniles from starting fires.
  • Environmental Crimes Investigations - Conducts criminal investigations involving illegal dumping and environmental crimes
  • Fire Records - Maintains copies of all inspections and investigations reports.
  • Permits - Issue fire alarm, burn and other miscellaneous fire marshal permits.
  • Open Records - Process all requests for open records, freedom of information act and environmental assessment.


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Pasadena Fire Marshal's Office
1001 Shaw Avenue Suite 200B
Pasadena, TX 77501
Non-Emergency: 713-475-5556
Emergency: 911
Fax: 713-477-3093