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Community Risk Reductions

Prevention efforts are an essential and effective strategy to minimize injuries and property loss in our community The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for fire inspections, plans review, fire and arson investigations, and public education. Contact  512-98-2321 or email at rjenkins@lockhart-tx.org to contact the Fire Marshal. 

Fire Inspections

Fire inspections are conducted to ensure each business in the City of Lockhart is safe from fire hazards and to ensure the safety of occupants. Over 650 commercial building are in Lockhart. Fires in businesses not only impact the safety of occupants and firefighters but also the economy of the city.  The City of Lockhart has adopted the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC).  Documents related to the IFC include;

 

Fire Investigations

The fire marshal is responsible for investigation of all fires within the city limits of Lockhart. The cause and origin of fires is important to determine potential problems with equipment, human error, processes, flammable products, and arson fires. By investigating cause and origin new codes and public education programs can be refined.

Pre-Fire Plans

Reviews of high hazard or target commercial building for operational preparedness.  Firefighters or assigned to suppression duties will conduct these surveys and create a pre-fire plan for use by all fire service personnel.  The completed plans will be accessible electronically to personnel for review.  While not an official fire inspection, fire suppression personnel will make recommendations on fire safety issues and provide a copy of the "25 Common 2015 IFC Violations" for owner/occupant review.

Community Outreach

Public fire education is an important part of the prevention of fires. Programs include fire extinguisher training, fire station tours, apparatus demonstrations, community events, and health fairs. Our goal is to educate elementary age children in the Lockhart I.S.D. Annually in October, all elementary schools are visited by fire personnel to deliver fire safety messages and distribute fire safety materials. Request a fire safety presentation online or call Fire Administration at 512-388-2321.

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