The Kansas City Missouri Fire Department’s Fire Marshal’s Division is responsible for all fire code enforcement, fire investigations, and public education within the approximately 319 square miles of the city across three counties. The office consists of one Chief Fire Marshal, two Assistant Fire Marshals, four Fire Investigators, 14 Inspectors, and two Public Education Specialists. This Division has over 25,000 buildings it inspects, investigates over 1500 fires a year, and reaches approximately 300,000 people with fire safety material annually.
Fire prevention tips:
- Home Fires Involving Clothes Dryers and Washing Machines (from the National Fire Protection Agency)
- Clothes Dryer Safety
- Escape Planning
- How to create a home escape plan
- Heating Safety
- Smoke Alarms at Home
- Cooking Fire Safety
The Deputy Chief/Chief Fire Marshal is Jimmy Walker. For more information or for a free smoke detector, call 816-513-4610.