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Search for new fire marshal continues

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Following the recent resignation of the Fire Marshal, the Bandera County Commissioners’ Commissioner’s Court discussed the various expectations and duties regarding the impending role of the new Fire Marshal position during their meeting on August 26.

In addition to conducting compliance inspections, managing code enforcements and inspecting EMS stations, to name a few of the duties, the fire marshal must also be an arson investigator and peace officer.

The court also discussed whether this new position will be hourly or salary-paid, along with a few other details about the applicant’s qualifications.

Per Judge Richard Evans, working out the particulars of the job description may take one or two more to define. He wants to ensure that the details are explicit so they can ultimately choose the best individual for the position.

In the meantime, the commissioners can call in the State Fire Marshal’s Office to assist as needed.

Once the commissioners have wrapped up their plan, the Fire Marshal job opening will be posted to the public.

Discussion is expected to continue this Thursday, September 9, during the court’s next meeting, as the matter is listed on the agenda under ‘determine plan to fill the Fire Marshal position and review Job Description.”

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Bandera County Courthouse at 500 Main Street.