The Fire Prevention Division is staffed by the Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshal who are responsible for a broad range of services and activities including inspections, investigations and education. In addition, the division is responsible for gathering and reporting vital statistical information. The members of the staff are State-certified firefighters and arson investigators as well as sworn peace officers. They are responsible for determining the cause of origin of fires that have occurred in the City of Weatherford and for investigating fires that resulted in burn injuries and/or fatalities, and criminal mischief fires. One of the primary duties of this division is administering and enforcing the International Fire Code within the city. The staff works closely with the city's Planning and Development Department and inspectors to ensure compliance.
Permits and inspections are required for the installation, upgrade or repair of fire sprinkler systems and fire alarm systems, the installation or removal of fuel storage tanks, controlled burns, controlled burns, etc.