The Office of the State Fire Marshal is responsible for investigating all fires, building collapses, and carbon monoxide releases, other than from automobiles, which cause death. In addition, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is required to assist any fire chief requesting assistance. The Office of the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal will respond to requests from law enforcement agencies and from local government boards
The Office of the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal includes eight fire investigators. Investigators are sworn police officers authorized to interview witnesses, collect evidence, make arrests, and appear in court as expert witnesses.
In addition, the Office includes an accelerant detecting canine. Canines can detect minute traces of accelerants used in fires and can lead investigators to a specific location where physical samples can be taken for forensic laboratory analysis.
To request an investigator or K-9 team,
call the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 271-3636
24 hours a day, seven days a week
35th Annual New England Arson Seminar
The 2013 New England Arson Seminar is scheduled for May 20-24, 2013 at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, NH. Please fill out the registration form below as soon as possible as seats for this reknowned week long seminar fill up fast.
NEW ENGLAND ARSON SEMINAR TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM
Reward posted for Berlin Arson Fires
NH State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan announced that a joint effort with the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have created a reward for information leading to conviction of Berlin Arson Fires. more …
The Office of the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal also maintains an Arson Hotline. This hotline is for citizens to report information which may be helpful in the resolution of suspected arson cases. All contacts to the Arson Hotline are strictly confidential.
The Arson Hotline Number is:
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