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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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blue bullet On November 8, 2018, A. O. Smith recalled ultra-low NOx water heaters due to fire hazard: ultra-low NOx water heaters

blue bullet On November 8, 2018, A. O. Smith recalled 30-Gallon gas water heaters due to fire hazard;  they were sold exclusively at Lowe’s: 30-gallon gas water heaters


blue bullet On November 8, 2018, Lifetone Technology recalled bedside fire alarm and clocks due to failure to fully alert consumers to a fire: Lifetone bedside fire alarm and clocks


blue bullet School Safety and Security Bulletin: Door Locks and Code Compliance (PDF, 1 page, 340 KB)


blue bullet Guidelines for Using Electric Blankets Safely (PDF, 1 page, 31 KB)


blue bullet Tips for Safe Operation of Alternative Heating Devices (PDF, 2 pages, 126 KB)


blue bullet If anyone in Maine needs to safely dispose of unwanted or expired marine flares, please contact our office: safe disposal of marine flares (PDF, 1 page, 23 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)

blue bullet The National Association of State Fire Marshals has become aware of the fact that Amazon and other online retailers are offering smoke alarms for sale that haven't been tested to nationally-recognized standards. These smoke alarms don't carry testing labels from a nationally-recognized third-party testing laboratory. These alarms may not function as expected, and may not comply with applicable building codes in many states and municipalities. Please select the link for more information: non UL 217 listed smoke alarms (PDF, 2 pages, 74 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 7/10/18
(PDF, 3 pages, 172 KB)

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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