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It is the mission of the Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal to prevent deaths, injury and property loss by promoting a safe fire, building and hazardous materials environment for the citizens and visitors of New Hampshire through education, engineering, investigation and enforcement.

The Division of Fire Safety is headed by State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan. The current term of office for the State Fire Marshal runs through March, 2016.

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More News from the Division of Fire SafetyNews

April 14, 2015
Woman perishes in 3rd Alarm fire in the City of Nashua Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
New Hampshire State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Nashua Fire Chief Brian Morrissey, and Nashua Police Chief Andrew J. Lavoie announce that the Nashua Fire and Police Departments were called to 4-6 Girouard Ave. in Nashua at approximately 3:43 am for a reported building fire.
Update - Nashua Fire Victim Identified Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Final Update - Cause of Girouard Avenue fatal fire determined Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

April 3, 2015
Manchester Chimney Lining Fraud Investigation Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
New Hampshire State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Manchester Fire Chief James Burkush, and Manchester Police Chief David Mara, announce a mechanical licensing and fraud investigation at 292 – 294 and 304 Central Street in the City of Manchester, NH.

March 25, 2015
Antrim - Fatal Fire Investigation Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
New Hampshire State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Antrim Fire Chief Marshall Gale, and Antrim Police Chief Scott Lester, announce a fatal fire investigation at 25 Main Street in the town of Antrim, NH.
Update - Antrim man dies of Smoke Inhalation Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Of Interest

Fire & Life Safety Education
June 2015 In The News Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Our quarterly publication in enhancing public education for fire and life safety. Our June issue features a recap from this years Arson Awareness Week, the upcoming Healthy Homes Training & Conference and much more!
Public Education Outreach
American Red Cross Free Smoke Alarms Program for Fire Departments

The American Red Cross is ready to partner with your fire department and support your efforts to distribute and install residential smoke alarms. The American Red Cross Volunteers are trained and ready to work hand in hand with your fire department to distribute alarms.
Fire & Life Safety Education
Summer Safety Educator Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Our statewide newsletter that is published during the school year that is filled with family friendly fire and life safety information. Our Summer issue features fireworks safety, campfire safety, emergency escape planning and much more!
Fireworks Safety
Sparklers: NOT For All Ages
Sparklers are often thought to be safer than fireworks, however, it is easy to overlook their hazards during the excitement of Independence Day. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that approximately 16% of all consumer fireworks injuries are cause by sparklers burning hands and legs.

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