The Fire Marshal is charged with enforcing state and local statutes relating to fire prevention, conducting fire and arson investigations and controlling the sale and use of fireworks.
Services of the Fire Marshal's Office include annual life, safety inspections for commercial structures and fire educational programs.
- Fire Investigation
The Benton County Sheriff's Office investigates fires in Benton County - call 735-6555 extension 3284. Rewards are available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who set fires. Call Crimestoppers at 586-TIPS (586-8477).
- Fire/Life Safety Inspections
The Fire Marshal regularly visits all types of businesses helping owners and managers assure fire safety for themselves and their customers.
- Seasonal Safety Tip
It's time to check the chimneys and flues of your fireplaces, wood stoves and other solid fuel appliances of any buildup that may have occurred. As a rule of thumb if there is 1/4 inch or more of buildup - it needs cleaning.