Rules of the State Fire Marshal

Please visit our Proposed Rulemaking webpage for updates on chapters that are being revised.

For the most recently incorporated National Fire Protection Association codes or standards, the edition year is bold. These changes may represent content changes as well as incorporated references.

WARNING: While we have taken care with the accuracy of the files below, they are not "official" state rules in the sense that they can be used before a court. Anyone who needs a certified copy of a rule chapter should contact the APA Office.

Any questions regarding the rules of the Office of State Fire Marshal can be directed to:

Michelle Mason Webber, Senior Planning & Research Analyst
Rule-Making Liaison
Office of State Fire Marshal
52 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0052

michelle.mason@maine.gov
207-626-3873

 

  • Chapter 1: Fee Schedule for Plans Review- amended 10/28/19
     
  • Chapter 2: Rules Establishing Criteria for Approval of Smoke Detectors-amended 8/17/02
     
  • Chapter 3: Fire Prevention Code- amended 11/27/19
    • NFPA #1, Uniform Fire Code, 2018 edition
       
  • Chapter 4: Water-Based Fire Protection Systems- amended 6/04/16
    • NFPA #13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 edition
    • NFPA #13D Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One and Two Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2016 edition
    • NFPA #13R Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies Up To and Including Four Stories in Height, 2016 edition
    • NFPA #14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipe, Private Hydrants and Hose Systems, 2013 edition
    • NFPA #15 Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection, 2012 edition
    • NFPA #16 Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems, 2011 edition
    • NFPA #20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fire Pumps for Fire Protection, 2013 edition
    • NFPA #22 Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, 2013 edition
    • NFPA #24 Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances, 2013 edition
    • NFPA #25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2014 edition
    • NFPA #214 Standard on Water Cooling Towers, 2011 edition
    • NFPA #318 Standard for the Protection of Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities, 2015 edition
    • NFPA #409 Standard on Aircraft Hangers, 2011 edition
    • NFPA #418 Standard for Heliports, 2011 edition
    • NFPA #750 Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems, 2015 edition
       
  • Chapter 5: Fire Extinguishers-amended 3/17/09
    • NFPA #10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2007 edition
       
  • Chapter 6: Fire Extinguishing Systems- amended 11/24/10
    • NFPA #11, Standard for Low,Medium,and High- Expansion Foam Systems, 2005 Edition
    • NFPA #12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems, 2008 edition
    • NFPA #17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 2009 edition
    • NFPA #17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 2009 edition
    • NFPA #18, Standard on Wetting Agents, 2006 Edition
    • NFPA #2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, 2008 edition
       
  • Chapter 7: Dry Cleaning Plants-amended 3/17/09
    • NFPA #32, Standard for Drycleaning Plants, 2007 edition
       
  • Chapter 8: Spray Applications-amended 3/17/09
    • NFPA #33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials, 2007 edition
       
  • Chapter 9: Dip Tanks-amended 3/17/09
    • NFPA #34, Standard for Dipping and Coating Processes Using Flammable or Combustible Liquids, 2007 edition
       
  • Chapter 10: Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines-amended 3/17/09
    • NFPA #37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines, 2006 edition
       
  • Chapter 11: Bulk Oxygen and Hydrogen Systems-amended 9/03/07
    • NFPA #55, Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks, 2005 edition
       
  • Chapter 13: Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes and Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants-amended 11/24/10
    • NFPA #51, Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes, 2007 edition
    • NFPA #51A, Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants, 2006 edition
    • NFPA #51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and other Hot Work, 2009 edition
       
  • Chapter 14: National Fuel Gas Code-amended 11/24/10
    • NFPA #54, National Fuel Gas Code, 2009 edition
       
  • Chapter 15: Fire Protection Rules for Medical Facilities and Equipment-amended 9/03/07
    • NFPA #99, Standard for Health Care Facilities, 2005 edition
    • NFPA #99B, Standard for Hyporbaric Facilities, 2005 edition
    • NFPA #110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2005 edition
       
  • Chapter 16: Storage and Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gases-amended 3/17/09
    • NFPA #58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2008 edition
    • NFPA #59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code, 2008 edition
       
  • Chapter 17: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code-amended 11/27/19
    • NFPA #72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2019 edition
  • Chapter 19: Vapor Removal From Cooking Equipment -amended 11/24/10
    • NFPA #96, Standard for the Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, 2008 edition
       
  • Chapter 20: Fire Safety in Buildings and Structures-amended 11/27/19
    • NFPA #80, Standard for Fire Doors and other Opening Protectives, 2019 edition
    • NFPA #101, Life Safety Code, 2018 edition
    • NFPA #220, Standard on Types of Building Construction, 2018 edition
    • NFPA #221, Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls and Fire Barrier Walls, 2018 edition
    • NFPA # 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, 2019 edition