Fire Marshal’s Office

Fire Prevention, Education and Inspection
The Wichita Falls Fire Department, Fire Marshal’s Division is responsible for all Fire Prevention/Education Programs, Fire Inspection duties and Investigation all suspicious and incendiary fires within the incorporated city limits of Wichita Falls. In addition, the Fire Marshal’s Division acts as Public Information Officers for the Fire Department. This division consists of a Fire Marshal and three full-time certified Fire/Arson Investigators and Certified Fire Inspectors.

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Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal
David Collins


Fire Marshal David Collins has been with the WFFD since 1993. He was appointed Fire Marshal in 1997 and he holds a master level certifications in Fire Inspector, Plans Examiner, Arson Investigator, Master Level Certified Peace Officer for the State of Texas and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist through Nation Fire Protection Association.

Collins is a Graduate of Western Illinois University with degree in Fire Science/ Technology.

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Assistant Fire Marshal
Jody Ashlock
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Assistant Fire Marshal
James Gowen
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Assistant Fire Marshal
Antoinette Hastings