Education – Investigations – Inspections
The primary functions of the Fire Marshal’s Office include fire investigation, code enforcement, plan review, fire prevention classes, and technical and administrative assistance to county fire departments.
Mission Statement of the Benton County Fire Marshal’s Office
It is the mission of the Benton County Fire Marshal’s Office to protect our citizens, visitors and their property from the perils of fire, explosions, unsafe construction and other hazardous conditions. This mission will be accomplished through fire prevention education, fire investigations and compliance inspections following the applicable regulations of Benton County and the State of Arkansas. We will actively participate with our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all resources made available, to provide safety and excellent customer service to the citizens and visitors of Benton County.
Fire prevention is carried out by speaking to civic groups, schools, town councils, community groups, and others on the subject of fire prevention and emergency operations.
The Fire Marshal’s Office also assists local fire departments in such areas as Arkansas Fire Prevention Code analysis and enforcement, fire prevention and training. Other assistance is given to fire departments by giving information on lowering Insurance Services Office ratings for lower insurance premiums for citizens living in fire districts.