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Welcome to the Maine Office of State Fire Marshal

The mission of the Office of State Fire Marshal is to prevent loss of life and property for those that live, work and visit in the State of Maine.  Our goal is to protect against the devastation of fire, explosions and life safety hazards with integrity and fairness through fire prevention, public education, planning, research, investigation and enforcement of enacted laws and rules.

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  • News & Events


blue bullet On March 12, 2019, HP expanded a recall of batteries for notebook computers and mobile workstations due to fire and burn hazards: batteries

blue bullet On March 8, 2019, TJX recalled heating pads due to fire and burn hazards; they were sold exclusively at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores: heating pads


blue bullet School Safety and Security Bulletin: Planning for those with Access and Functional Needs (PDF, 1 page 605 KB)


blue bullet School Safety and Security Bulletin: Family Reunification (PDF, 1 page, 645 KB)


blue bullet School Safety and Security Bulletin: Emergency Operations Planning (PDF, 1 page, 795 KB)


blue bullet Dig Safe, in cooperation with companies who operate gas and hazardous liquid pipelines, would like to reach out to the New England Fire Marshals, Chiefs, and emergency first responders with important information about pipeline safety and the protocol for a gas release: PHMSA requirements 2018 (PDF, 2 pages, 213 KB) and PHMSA excavator enforcement rule information (PDF, 10 pages, 267 KB)


blue bulletImportant: modification of plans review fees will take effect on January 1, 2018: plans review fee change (PDF, 1 page, 94 KB)

Maine Online Open Burn Permit system
(this webpage has a link to the Maine Forest Service Forest Fire danger report)

Sky lanterns are illegal in Maine: Fact Sheet (PDF, 1 page, 51 KB)

Process for the Safe Disposal of Marine Flares (PDF, 1 page 23 KB)

Maine chimney sweeps (partial list) updated 1/04/19
(PDF, 3 pages, 42 KB) Picture says new

List of Municipal Consumer Fireworks Ordinances

Smoke Detector and CO Detector Requirements for Single-Family and Multi-Family Buildings, or Rentals-updated 6/15/18
(PDF, 5 pages, 210 KB)

8 Helpful Fire Safety Tips for College Students (external link)



The College Student's Guide to Fire Safety and Education (external link to

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