Smith County Fire Marshal

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Jay Brooks

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Fire Marshal Jay Brooks  served Smith County as a volunteer recovery diver and firefighter/EMT-B beginning in 1998.   He became a peace officer and joined the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office in 2008 as a volunteer deputy, serving under the late Marshal Jim Seaton.  Marshal Brooks was appointed as fire marshal in 2014 and then again in 2019.  He holds a BBA and an MBA degree from LeTourneau University and has studied engineering at Texas A&M and Eastern Kentucky University.  He holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, Arson Investigator Certification, Fire Inspector Certification in addition to extensive FEMA Emergency Management Training Certifications.  He is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator by the National Association of Fire Investigators.    

Marshal Brooks serves as the Smith County Fire Marshal, Emergency Management Coordinator, and chairman of the Local Emergency Management  Committee.

New Mass Notification System


In partnership with ETCOG, Smith County is now offering enrollment in the Rave mass notification system.  This system allows emergency managers with Smith County to notify citizens of necessary information in times of local emergency or disaster.  From imminent threats to life and safety, to sheltering information, we have you covered with Rave.  In addition, citizens may sign up for other notifications including weather alerts from the National Weather Service.    Click here to sign up!

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Smith County Hazard Mitigation Plan was updated and approved by FEMA in 2018.  The plan is available to the public by clicking here.  In addition, you can view the Plan Resolution approved by the Commissioners.

Important Links

Severe Weather Plans


Smith County Fire Marshal's Office/Office of Emergency Management
11325 Spur 248
Tyler, Texas 75707

Office:             (903)590-2655
After-hours:  (903)566-6600 (after 5pm/weekdays, weekends, and holidays)
Fax:                  (903) 590-2647

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M - F

Brooks, JayFire Marshal/Emergency Management CoordinatorFire Marshal/Emergency Mgmt.(903) 590-2650
Glover, TreyDeputy Fire MarshalFire Marshal/Emergency Mgmt.(903) 590-2651
Hogue, ChadAssistant Fire Marshal Fire Marshal/Emergency Mgmt.(903) 590-2657
Lewis, CarolynAdministrative Assistant Fire Marshal/Emergency Mgmt.(903) 590-2652
Lowry, EricDeputy Fire MarshalFire Marshal/Emergency Mgmt.(903) 590-2649
Roberson, CaitlinDeputy Fire MarshalFire Marshal/Emergency Mgmt.(903) 590-2653

Mission Statement

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.