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It is the mission of the Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal to save lives and property through education, engineering and enforcement.

The Division of Fire Safety is led by State Fire Marshal/Director Paul J. Parisi. The current term of office runs through March 20, 2024.


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News/Current Events:

June 22, 2020
Some Helpful Hints to Safely Enjoy Fireworks This Season - Press Release Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

April 20, 2020
The voluntary certification of Fire Protection Equipment Technicians program was eliminated with the expiration of the Saf-C 1200 rules, effective April 20, 2020. There is no certification requirement at the state level for technicians working on portable fire extinguishers, extinguishing systems, sprinkler system and fire alarm systems.


Upcoming NHFMO Seminars, Workshops & Classes:

For full details and to Register, click on the active links below. If you need a class in your area, please let us know.

Inspecting School and Assembly Occupancies

This seminar is designed to assist the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) conduct life safety inspections in educational occupancies, define what an assembly occupancy is, and what safety measures are required.

Inspecting Tents and Commercial Kitchens
This seminar is designed to introduce the new guidelines for the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to utilize when inspecting tents and will also identify what to look for when inspecting commercial kitchens.

Youth Firesetter and Rural Fire Prevention Program
This seminar is designed to shed light on the Youth Firesetter problem and the importance of reporting and intervention. This seminar will also cover the importance of fire prevention and implementation strategies for rural areas.

Fire Investigation for First Responders
This seminar is designed to familiarize students with the roles and responsibilities of first responders and how they relate to the basic principles of arson detection and the proper procedures for scene security, evidence preservation and documentation.

Inspecting Oil Burners, Gas Lines & Appliances and the Most Common Plumbing Violations
This seminar is designed to help the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) conduct inspections of oil burners, gas lines and gas appliances. The seminar will also review common plumbing inspection concerns and questions of compliance with laws and amendments in the State of NH.

The NH State Building Code & Fire Codes have been updated - Effective September 2019 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Annual School Inspection Requirements - Updated Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
The annual school inspection reporting program has been updated to reflect the current code edition and has undergone additional enhancements to increase inspectional clarity for the local fire chief and/or fire inspector.

Electronic Monitoring of Fire Extinguishers - Rescinded Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
On May 31, 2018, the Board of Fire Control voted to rescind the requirement for electronic monitoring of fire extinguishers per Saf-C 6008.03(d) and NFPA 1

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 studentsfrom pre-kindergarten through high school who 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!



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