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.
News and Events
November 26, 2013
Holiday Safety Message Bulletin
NH State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan shares an important message regarding safety during the holiday season. more...
|November 18, 2013
National Association of State Fire Marshals release important statement on code enforcement.
NH State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan wishes pass along an important message from NASFM. more...
|November 18, 2013
Nantucket Distributing realls clay bowl outdoor fire places due to impact and burn hazard
The US Consumer Product Safety Commssion has posted a voluntary recall on outdoor fireplaces. More....
|October 30, 2013
Governor Hassan signs Carbon Monoxide Awarness Month Proclamation
NH State Fire Marshal, J. William Degnan, is pleased to announce that Governor Hassan has demonstrated her support of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness month by signing a proclamation. more...
|October 21, 2013
New Informational Bulletin released on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) (2013-08)
With the recent increase in the use of the new "virtual pipeline", NH State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan has released this new bulletin on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems. more....
|May 15, 2013
Electrical Safety Section moves to NH Joint Board
The Electrical Safety Section has moved to the NH Joint Board on Regional Drive. You may contact them by calling 603-271-2219 or by visiting their website at http://www.nh.gov/jtboard/electricians.htm.
|March 19, 2013
Places of Assembly Regulations Explained
The NH State Fire Marshal's Office receives many quesions about the regulations for Places of Assembly. This web page is designed to help answer those questions. more …
|December 21, 2012
State Fire Marshal makes determination on Sky Lanterns
State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan has determined that Sky Lanterns are considered recreational fires and are therefore restricted. more …
|July 30, 2012
Fire Marshal Warns of Gas Pipe Hazard
Flexible stainless steel gas tubing, used in homes and other buildings since the early 1990s, presents a severe fire hazard from lightning strikes unless it is properly installed, according to State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan. more …
|July 17, 2012
New Crowd Manager Training Program Available
The NH State Fire Marshal has announced that there is a new online crowd manager training program available which satisfies the code requirement for trained crowd managers in places of assembly. more …
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