Fire Marshal's Office

Fire Marshal

The Fire Marshal develops, implements, directs and supervises a comprehensive fire prevention, fire investigation and public education programs. The members of the Fire Marshal's Division are dedicated to the protection of our community through critical key mission areas that include:

  • Fire inspections
  • Fire investigations
  • Public education

We will provide superior and professional customer service to our citizens. We will develop "best practices" models of performance to provide a secure work environment for the citizens of Odessa and its visitors.

Prevention & Inspection

All members of the Fire Marshal's Office are certified by the State of Texas as Fire Inspectors, Fire Investigators and Peace Officers. Staff is well trained in fire education and conducts several fire prevention programs throughout the year. A well-planned and executed fire prevention and inspection program is a less expensive and more effective way to accomplish the goal of the fire service (to minimize the risk of life and property loss from fire).

Assistant Fire Marshal

The Assistant Fire Marshal supervises daily inspection activities of Inspectors and is responsible for plans review and installation of new alarm and sprinkler systems.

The Assistant Fire Marshal also:

  • Coordinates fire investigation activities
  • Maintains investigation records
  • Monitors and/or prepares court cases
  • Generates reports on fire activities and dollar loss
  • Performs inspections on commercial properties
  • Is responsible for promoting, scheduling and documenting education programs and outreach services in the City of Odessa

Plan Review & Construction Inspection Process

For detailed information on the Plan Review and Construction Inspection process or to schedule an inspection, please call 432-257-0502.

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    Omar Galindo

    Fire Marshal

Fire Inspectors / Fire Investigators

Inspectors are responsible for:

  • Preventing fires through periodic inspection of commercial or public buildings, licensed facilities/operations and other buildings in the City of Odessa
  • Certificate of occupancy inspections for new businesses
  • Inspection of fire suppression and notification systems including alarms, sprinklers and cooking hoods

Inspectors also play a key role in crowd management and path of egress maintenance at places of assembly.

All Fire Inspectors are Certified Commission Peace Officer and Certified Arson Investigators who maintain appropriate records and documentation regarding inspections and investigations, and conduct public education programs throughout the year. Fire Marshal's Office staff maintains the required training to ensure "best practice" performance.

Fire Inspector Info SheetYour Guide to Becoming an Odessa Fire Inspector/ Odessa Fire Investigator

Work side-by-side with current OFR Inspectors to complete your commission approved training (on-site) Attend TCFP Fire Inspector, Plans Examiner and Fire and Arson Investigator classes online - TCFP Curriculum Test your Fire Investigation knowledge - TCFP Testing Guidelines If not already TCOLE certified, you will attend the first available OPD Police Academy, granted you meet the background Minimum Standards

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    Eugene Dominguez

    Fire Inspector / Fire Investigator

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    Nathan Sanchez

    Fire Inspector / Fire Investigator

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    Lorenzo Rivas

    Fire Inspector / Fire Investigator

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    Jeff Thomas

    Fire Inspector / Fire Investigator