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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 led by State Fire Marshal/Director J. William Degnan.

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There will be a Public Hearing for comments on proposed Rulemaking of Saf-C 5000, Display Fireworks Rules. All interested parties are invited to attend this Public Hearing which is scheduled for 10:00 AM., January 20, 2017, in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, at the NH Department of Safety, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord.

Written comments regarding these proposed rules will be accepted until close of business on January 27, 2017. Please submit written comments to: David M. Hilts, Esq., N.H. Department of Safety, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03305.
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Calling ALL 3rd Graders! It’s your turn to get “FIRED UP” for this year’s 2017-2018 Fire and Life Safety
School Year Calendar Contest! Entries due by February 24, 2017. Calendar Contest Submission Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

State Fire Code - Update - Effective June 30, 2016 adobe acrobat reader symbol
Effective June 30, 2016 the New Hampshire Fire Code or “state fire code” means the adoption by reference of the Life Safety Code 2015 edition and the Uniform Fire Code NFPA 1, 2009 edition.

State Fire Marshal's Award of Excellence in Fire & Life Safety - Program
The State Fire Marshal’s Award of Excellence in Fire & Life Safety program recognizes New Hampshire students in grades prekindergarten through high school that do an outstanding act in the area of Fire and Life Safety that benefits the lives and wellbeing of those around them. We want to recognize these hometown heroes!

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.

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