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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
February 17, 2015
Snow and Ice continue to pose risks to your Propane and Heating Systems
As New Hampshire continues to dig out from the most recent snowfall, the State Fire Marshal's Office along with our industry partners at the Propane Gas Association would like to remind you of the continued need to take preventitive measures from snow and ice accumulation. more...
February 15, 2015
State Fire Marshal Warns of Building Collapse - Update
State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan announced today that with the recent snow, there is a greater urgency to clear roofs of excessive snow and ice that has accumulated. more …
February 11, 2015
Thank You Adopt a Fire Hydrant
Thank you to the people that have cleared fire hydrants. more …

Of Interest

February 27, 2015
Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Grant (HMEP)
An informational seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the NH Fire Academy from 9:00am-11:00am for the HMEP Grant process. Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm, March 20, 2015. more...

Feburary 11, 2015
37th Annual New England Arson Seminar -- May 18-22, 2015
The annual New England Arson Seminar held in May of each year is filling up fast. Don't delay. Get your reservation in right away. more …
February 10, 2015
NH Youth Firesetter Task Force Conference Thursday, March 26, 2015 -- Canceled

A meeting is still being held on March 26th from 10-11:30 at the Fire Academy for those interested in Youth Firesetting Issues within the state. A new conference date will be determined in the future.
January 7, 2015
Free Training & Networking Opportunity for Remembering When Program
Hosted by the New England NFPA Public Education Network Representatives being held at the New Hampshire Fire Academy, Concord NH on March 30-31, 2015. more …

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