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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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Informational Bulletin
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On June 27, 2015 at Formosa Fun Coast in New Taipei City, Taiwan, approximately 500 people were injured and burned when a fireball engulfed a crowd of patrons.
September 26, 2015 - New Hampshire Fallen Firefighters Memorial
New Hampshire Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The annual ceremony at the New Hampshire Fallen Firefighters Memorial will take place in Concord, NH on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Fire Marshal J. William Degnan would like to invite you to join us as we honor those that have died in the line of duty and remember those who have gone on before us.

Of Interest

Granite State Fire Service Support Team
The Granite State Fire Service Support Team (GSFSST) of New Hampshire is a voluteer team of firefighters that provides memorial planning and technical support to fire departments and families of fallen firefighters. This non-profit organization is now on Facebook. Please follow the link above for more information.
Fire & Life Safety Education
Calling ALL 3rd Grade Students for the Annual Fire & Life Safety Calendar Poster Contest
We are challenging all 3rd grade students to design a poster representing an important fire prevention & life safety message. Get "FIRED UP" for this year's 2016-2017 Fire & Life Safety School Year Calendar!
Fire & Life Safety Education
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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
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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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