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Department Administration / Fire Marshal's Office

The Administrative Section and the Fire Marshal’s Office of the Little Elm Fire Department, headed by the Assistant Fire Chief of Administration / Fire Marshal, has responsibilities in the area of Department Administration, Community Risk Reduction, and Emergency Management

Areas of responsibilities within the Department Administrative Section include; statistical analysis and reporting, TFCA Best Practice and ISO compliance, professional standards and conduct, and budget preparation. 

Community Risk Reduction is defined as “measures taken by a community to reduce the impact of risk” (NFPA).  The Little Elm Fire Department accomplishes the task of reducing the impact of risk within our community through mitigation efforts of engineering, enforcement, and education.  An aggressive commercial development program that includes the adoption of current codes and standards, plans examinations and construction inspections is in place to ensure that new buildings and business are safe for occupancy. Annual inspections on all businesses within the Town limits are also conducted to ensure continued code compliance. And, through public education we are able to reach out to the community through various programs that helps influence behaviors by raising awareness, providing information and knowledge to produce a desired behavior of safe practices.  Community risk reduction also relies on past experiences and trends of fires and what causes them.  Through the investigation into fire cause, we can focus our education programs to areas of need; as well as determine if a fire cause is criminal in nature and will aggressive pursue those individuals who may be responsible. 

Emergency Management or disaster management is the discipline of the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from disasters in order to lessen the impact on the community and the Town’s continued operations.  Although this is similar to the definition of community risk reduction, emergency management is a field in its own due federal and state mandates and its broad nature of dealing with natural disasters, homeland security, and man-made disasters.
 

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