Smith County’s first female Fire Marshal, Connie McCoy-Wasson, has served the county for more than 25 years.
Mrs. McCoy-Wasson served as deputy fire marshal for more than 20 years before becoming the first woman to head the office in November 2015. She first began working for the office as a secretary in 1993, and was soon asked to help investigate fires. She went to school and earned her certifications to become a firefighter, investigator and inspector, as well as earning her peace officer license. She now holds Advanced Police Officer Certification, Arson Investigator Certification, in addition to extensive FEMA Emergency Management Training Certifications.
Mrs. McCoy-Wasson serves as the Smith County Fire Marshal, as well as the county’s Emergency Management Coordinator.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
We recently updated the Smith County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Click the link to view a copy of the 2018 Smith County Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft. In addition, you can view the Plan Resolution approved by the Commissioners.
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Severe Weather Plans
Smith County Fire Marshal's Office/Office of Emergency Management
11325 Spur 248
Tyler, Texas 75707
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M - F
- Departments:Fire Marshal/Emergency Mgmt.
- Title:Deputy Fire Marshal
- Phone:(903) 590-2653
- Fax:(903) 590-2647
The mission of The Fire Marshal's Office, The Office of Emergency Management and Local Emergency Planning is:
- to enforce all state and county regulations related to fire, explosions, or damages of any kind caused by fire or explosion; and in the interest of safety and fire prevention, to inspect any structure for fire hazards, if called to do so;
- to investigate the cause, origin, and circumstances of each fire that occurs within the county that destroys or damages property, and to file a complaint charging arson, attempted arson, conspiracy to defraud, or other crimes against a person believed guilty;
- to keep records of each fire investigated, including the facts as related to the origin and cause of each fire; statistics, and circumstances;
- to coordinate the work of the various county fire fighting and fire prevention units; to execute a workable emergency management plan designed to provide for emergency services, shelter, and food for the citizens of Smith County, and to assist the State of Texas as needed during times of disasters through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from disasters.