Harris County Fire Marshal Office News

Harris County Fire Marshal's Office’s HazMat Response Team To Initiate Pre-Incident Planning In March 2020

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office (HCFMO) has announced that their Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Response Team will begin pre-incident planning in March 2020, in compliance with NFPA 1620: Standard for Pre-Incident Planning. Funding from the Harris County Commissioners Court, to support additional HazMat team staffing, has allowed the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office to develop and pursue this progressive avenue of pre-incident planning of businesses and facilities in the unincorporated...

Harris County Fire Marshal’s Encourages Residents To Attend The Fireworks Display And Practice Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are fun and beautiful, but can also be very dangerous. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office encourages residents to attend professional fireworks displays and practice fireworks safety. “Professional fireworks displays are a great way for residents to safely enjoy fireworks and ring in the new year,” said Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen. “If you choose to use consumer fireworks, please read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions....

Harris County Fire Marshal Shares Fire Safety Tips For Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving day is the peak day for home cooking fires. The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office encourages everyone to practice fire safety this Thanksgiving holiday."Unattended cooking is the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths in the United States," said Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen. "In order to have a fire-safe and fun Thanksgiving, HCFMO encourages everyone to stay in the kitchen while cooking and keep an eye on what you fry. These fire safety t...

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