Office of the Fire Marshal

Prevention & Life Safety Division


The Office of the Fire Marshal, through the Prevention and Life Safety Division of the Leander Fire Department, conducts fire code and life safety reviews of new developments, inspections, and performs fire and code complaint investigations with the intent of saving lives, protecting property, strengthening emergency prevention efforts and maintaining a safe and comfortable community.


Our mission is to prevent the loss of lives and property of the citizens of Leander by educating the public about the threat and prevention of fire, enforcing adopted fire and life safety codes and standards, investigating hazard complaints, determining the origin and cause of fires, and pursue those responsible for the crimes of arson.

Services to the Community

The Prevention and Life Safety Division strives to reduce the risk relating to the impacts of fire and explosion hazards where people live, work and gather. We are actively involved in the review of plans and inspecting all businesses and subdivisions to ensure they are safe. The Division is also responsible for the determination of the origin and cause of fires. The determination of a fire cause allows the Department to identify arson or criminal intent, pursue those allegedly responsible, and to eliminate potential hazards within our community. The Fire Marshal is also responsible for leading all Code Enforcement team efforts and associated services provided to our community.

Fire Marshal

Assistant Chief Joshua Davis is responsible for overseeing the Prevention and Life Safety Division.

Division Personnel

Our Prevention and Life Safety Office staff perform inspections, plan reviews, fire investigations, public education and assists Chief Davis in the daily operations of the Prevention and Life Safety Division.

  • Captain Eddie Bailey- Inspector/Investigator
  • Lt. Robert (Bobby) Arnold- Inspector/Investigator
  • Lt. Amy Thomas- Inspector/Investigator
  • Vacant- Inspector/Investigator
  • Seth Robinson- Fire Plan Reviewer/Inspector
  • Kimberley Penberg- Administrative Assistant

Code Enforcement Officers

Our Code Enforcement Officers are responsible for assisting in the administration and enforcement of the City ordinances, property maintenance code, and other duties as assigned to include but not limited to routine inspection of sites and the investigation of complaints to enforce ordinances such as, high grass, weeds, junk and/or abandoned vehicles, dangerous buildings, and signs.

  • Alma Trevino- Code Enforcement Manager
  • Tonnia Gibbs- Senior Code Enforcement Officer
  • David Bechtold- Code Enforcement Officer

Please visit our Code Enforcement page for more information.

Leander Fire Department, Office of the Fire Marshal
Prevention and Life Safety Division
101 E Sonny Drive, Leander TX 78641

Open 8 am to 5 pm. Monday through Friday, excluding City of Leander holidays.

You may email using the contact list on this page, or call our Administrative Office at 512-528-2983 or email Leander Fire Department Prevention.