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.
Fire Marshal Cody Melton has been with the Wichita Falls Fire Department since 2007. He was promoted to Fire Marshal in September 2020 and he holds the certifications of Master Structural Firefighter, Instructor II, Plans Examiner, Fire Investigator, and Fire Inspector. In October 2019 he graduated from the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy with the professional designation of “Certified Fire Executive”. Melton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Texas in 2009.