Fire Marshal

Chris Lee (2017)

Chris Lee
Division Chief
Fire Marshal

I began my career in the Corpus Christi Fire Department in August of 2000 when I was accepted into the Corpus Christi Fire Academy. I graduated in August of 2001 and as a Firefighter/Paramedic and was assigned to Fire Station 10, which at the time was in the top 10 busiest fire stations in the nation. I moved to Kerrville in January of 2007 after accepting a position with the Kerrville Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. I was promoted to Fire Inspector in February of 2012 and promoted again in July of 2014 to the rank of Division Chief/Fire Marshal. I currently hold an Advanced Firefighter Certification, Advanced Fire Inspector, Advance Plans Examiner, Advanced Arson Investigator, Fire Instructor 1, Fire Officer 1, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, DSHS Paramedic, Basic Peace Officer License.
I am happily married and have 4 children that I enjoy camping, fishing and taking family vacations with. We are all active members at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Kerrville.

Our Purpose

The Kerrville Fire Marshal’s Office identifies and eliminates potential fire hazards and reduces the frequency and effects of fire through education, code administration, enforcement, plan review and fire origin/cause investigations, all of which are conducted in a cooperative, competent manner.

The strategy of the Fire Marshal’s Office is organized around the following critical mission areas:
• Fire Inspections: Fire Inspectors are responsible for the effective prevention of fires through periodic inspections of commercial and/or public buildings, licensed facilities and operations, and other buildings in the City of Kerrville.
• Fire Investigation: Arson/Fire Investigators are responsible for the effective investigation of fires and explosions in the City of Kerrville, also including fire records and juvenile intervention programs.
• Fire Prevention: The primary concern of this section of the Fire Marshal’s Office is saving of lives and property by preventing fires before they start. Fire prevention is accomplished by identification and elimination of the hazards that cause and support the spread of fire within the City of Kerrville. This goal is accomplished through public fire education, fire inspections, fire investigations and code enforcement.