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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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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

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.
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.

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March 27, 2015
Pipeline Emergencies Train-the-Trainer Program -- May 14 or May 16, 2015

FREE! for First Responder Instructors & Training Officers
$250 Registration Fee for Pipeline Industry Instructors
Presented by Philip Oakes from the National Association of State Fire Marshal's
March 12, 2015
Arson for Prosecutors Training Program -- June 2-4, 2015
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in cooperation with State and Local Investigative Partners throughout New England is sponsoring a FREE 3-day seminar covering techinical and legal challanges of prosecuting arson related crimes.
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.

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