Bryan A. Beckner
Deputy Fire Marshal
4701 Rowlett Rd.
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Fire Marshal is committed to keeping Rowlett the most fire-safe community through proactive fire education, protection, and prevention. We accomplish this by the compliance and enforcement of codes and ordinances to prevent injury and loss of life or property.
Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Install smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, and each additional level of your home. Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling 4” from the wall; wall mounts should be 4-12” from the ceiling. Do not install near drafty areas.
A good time to remember to check your smoke alarm and change the batteries is when you change your clocks twice a year as daylight savings time begins and ends. Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you’re out, Stay out!
The Fire Marshal's Office strives to consistently increase awareness and knowledge of fire safety and prevention to all citizens and businesses. We also strive to meet and exceed customer service needs in all areas, including:
- Expediting development
- Enforcing codes and ordinances
- Conducting safety inspections
- Investigating fires and hazard complaints
Rowlett Fire Rescue has an Insurance Service Office
(ISO) rating of “2.” This has a
positive influence on economic development efforts. The ISO is an organization that provides statistical
information on risk, and their ratings have a large impact on fire
departments nationwide. ISO ratings range from 10–1, with “1” as the
highest rating. In determining an ISO rating, almost every aspect of a
city and its fire department is evaluated. Points are given for
everything from the fire department’s training aids to the distance
between fire hydrants.