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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

April 14, 2015
Woman perishes in 3rd Alarm fire in the City of Nashua Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
New Hampshire State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Nashua Fire Chief Brian Morrissey, and Nashua Police Chief Andrew J. Lavoie announce that the Nashua Fire and Police Departments were called to 4-6 Girouard Ave. in Nashua at approximately 3:43 am for a reported building fire.
Update - Nashua Fire Victim Identified Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Final Update - Cause of Girouard Avenue fatal fire determined Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

April 3, 2015
Manchester Chimney Lining Fraud Investigation Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
New Hampshire State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Manchester Fire Chief James Burkush, and Manchester Police Chief David Mara, announce a mechanical licensing and fraud investigation at 292 – 294 and 304 Central Street in the City of Manchester, NH.

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

Of Interest

April 27, 2015
Arson Awareness Week Events Scheduled in New Hampshire -- May 3-9, 2015 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
The U.S. Fire Administration has declared the theme for the 2015 Arson Awareness Week, held the week of May 3-9, 2015, as Accelerant Detection Canines – Sniffing Out Arson. The State of New Hampshire currently has two accelerant detection canine teams.
April 8, 2015
3rd Annual New Hampshire Fire and Life Safety Calendar Contest Ceremony
On April 8th we celebrated the winners of our statewide 3rd grade fire and life safety poster contest with a ceremony and celebration. Sparky greeted the students and families as they arrived. Each student was presented a certificate, specially designed plaque, and two children's books.
March 30, 2015
2-Day Sprinkler System Plan Review Seminar -- May 14-15, 2015
The New Hampshire Fire Prevention Society has teamed up with the NH Fire Academy and the National Fire Sprinkler Association to bring another great training class to New Hampshire.
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.

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