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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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Informational Bulletin
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On June 27, 2015 at Formosa Fun Coast in New Taipei City, Taiwan, approximately 500 people were injured and burned when a fireball engulfed a crowd of patrons.

Of Interest

Granite State Fire Service Support Team

The Granite State Fire Service Support Team (GSFSST) of New Hampshire is a voluteer 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.

Informational Workshop
July 23 - Presented by ISO (Insurance Services Office) for ALL Fire Department & Community Leaders
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The workshop will be presented by Hugh "Skip" Gibson, Manager, ISO Community Hazard Mitigation and will demonstrate how you can help improve your community rating to save business and families money on their insurance rates. Please contact our office to reserve your seat (603) 223-4289 or

Fire & Life Safety Education
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Our quarterly publication in enhancing public education for fire and life safety. Our June issue features a recap from this years Arson Awareness Week, the upcoming Healthy Homes Training & Conference and much more!
Public Education Outreach
American Red Cross Free Smoke Alarms Program for Fire Departments

The American Red Cross is ready to partner with your fire department and support your efforts to distribute and install residential smoke alarms. The American Red Cross Volunteers are trained and ready to work hand in hand with your fire department to distribute alarms.
Fire & Life Safety Education
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Our statewide newsletter that is published during the school year that is filled with family friendly fire and life safety information. Our Summer issue features fireworks safety, campfire safety, emergency escape planning and much more!
Fireworks Safety
Sparklers: NOT For All Ages
Sparklers are often thought to be safer than fireworks, however, it is easy to overlook their hazards during the excitement of Independence Day. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that approximately 16% of all consumer fireworks injuries are cause by sparklers burning hands and legs.

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