Why do some fire marshals carry weapons?
The Fire Marshals that carry weapons have successfully completed the Virginia Fire Marshal Academy or a Department of Criminal Justice Service approved police academy thus giving them full law enforcement powers. They are also responsible for investigating arson and environmental crimes, as well as enforcing the Statewide Fire Prevention Code and City Ordinances to ensure each business is a safe environment for our citizens and visitors.

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1. I have information about a crime of arson. Is there a number I can call and remain anonymous?
2. Why do some fire marshals carry weapons?
3. How do I legally burn waste and debris in the City of Norfolk?