Ronald W. Pray, MBA, C.F.I
Fire Marshal/Fire Chief
Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office
25 N. Hangar Drive
Victoria Texas, 77904
(361) 579-6121 Fax
Cissy Bonuz, Administrative Assistant
David W. Phillips,
Fire Investigator/Assistant Chief
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The Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office is the law enforcement agency responsible for fire and arson investigations, fire inspections and life safety fire code enforcement within the county.
The County Fire Marshal and all Deputy Fire Marshals are Certified Fire/Arson Investigators, Certified Fire Inspectors & Licensed Peace Officers with the State of Texas. Deputy Marshal’s are Licensed Peace Officers with the State of Texas. The Victoria County Fire Marshal’s Office investigates all fires and conducts life safety inspections of all commercial businesses in unincorporated areas of Victoria County. The Victoria County Fire Marshal’s Office also provides deputy marshals who conduct juvenile transport and court bailiff duties at the Victoria County Regional Juvenile Justice Center.
The Fire Marshal's Office also provides support to the 11 Volunteer Fire Departments throughout Victoria County, works collaboratively with emergency service agencies within Victoria County and investigates citizen complaints regarding fire and life safety hazards in the unincorporated areas of Victoria County.
The Victoria County Fire Department was established in 2009 from a merging of the Victoria Regional Airport Fire Department, and Telferner Volunteer Fire Department. It is currently managed by the Victoria County Fire Marshal and serves the citizens of a 68 square mile protection district. Currently the department is a combination department with 6 paid staff and approximately 25 volunteer firefighters. The Victoria County Fire Department is regulated by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and provides Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) protection to Victoria Regional Airport, and the surrounding protection district. The department also responds to fires throughout Victoria County, or to neighboring counties if requested as mutual aid. Victoria County Fire Department is led by County Fire Marshal/Fire Chief Ronald W. Pray.