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Fire Incident Reporting

The NH State Fire Marshal’s Office has endeavored to have 100% reporting for many years. NHFIRS reports are due the 15th of each month. If you need to know if your communities reporting status is up to date, please contact our office at 603-223-4289 or send us an e-mail at

RSA 153:11 Report of Causes and Origins of all Fires. – Every fire occurring in this state shall be reported in writing to the state fire marshal within 10 days after the occurrence of the same by the appropriate fire chief and shall be in the form prescribed by the board and shall contain a statement of all facts relating to the cause and origin of such fire, so far as is possible, the extent of damage thereof and the insurance upon such property, and such other information as may be required. Fires resulting in losses of less than $5,000 need not be reported unless there is death resulting. The state fire marshal shall cause to be prepared necessary instructional data for the fire chiefs and sufficient forms for their use in the reports required hereby and cause them to be printed and sent to each fire chief.

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