Definitions for "Fire Marshal"
A public official responsible for the prevention and investigation of fires. The marshal and his office are usually financed by a tax on the premiums of Property insurers.
In the United States, Fire Marshals' responsibilities vary from state to state, but they tend to be responsible for fire safety code adoption and enforcement, fire and arson investigation, fire incident data reporting and analysis, public education and advising Governors and State Legislatures on fire protection.
Administrative and investigative office for fire prevention and arson investigatation.
Keywords:  department, head
the head of a fire department