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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.

Of Interest

Granite State Fire Service Support Team
The Granite State Fire Service Support Team (GSFSST) of New Hampshire is a volunteer 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
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Our quarterly publication in enhancing public education for fire and life safety. This informative newsletter is created for students in Preschool - Grade 4 and their families. Information in this newsletter contains important life safety information that families can read and share together to ensure that their home, as well as relatives and friends' homes are kept as safe as possible!
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.

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Director J. William Degnan




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