The mission of the Norfolk Fire Marshal's Office (FMO) is to prevent harm and work to ensure safe communities with the City of Norfolk. The FMO consists of a dedicated group of men and women who are cross trained in the disciplines of fire safety inspections, as well as fire and explosive incident investigation cause and origin. Members of the FMO have full law enforcement powers.
The FMO engages in the protection of the environment, and also takes a lead role in a task force concept to address concerns within the community. Task force activities include: the Bar Task Force; the Convenience Store Task Force; the Hotel / Motel Task Force and other joint efforts with police, code enforcement and health department officials within the City of Norfolk.
In addition, the FMO partners with Norfolk Police to staff a joint bomb team for the City of Norfolk.