Why does the fire department inspect buildings?

The fire department inspects buildings to ensure they remain free from hazards that may endanger the occupants. The inspections are required by Texas Statutes and Fire Codes. Most buildings are inspected once per year. The inspections are performed by the Fire Marshal and firefighters working in the fire stations, who have special training in building construction, fire detection and alarm systems and fire suppression systems.

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1. Can I burn trash or tree limbs on my property?
2. Which current fire code is used by the City of Watauga?
3. Can I request a tour of the fire station?
4. I called for an ambulance; why did the fire truck respond?
5. How can I get a burning permit?
6. I’d like to become a Watauga firefighter; what do I need to do?
7. What number should I call if I need the fire department?
8. Who takes care of fire hydrants?
9. Why do the firefighters take the fire trucks to the grocery store?
10. Why does the fire department inspect buildings?
11. When I call for an emergency, why do I have an ambulance or fire truck from another City?