Welcome to the Office of Maine 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 the State of Maine.  Our goal is to protect against the devastation of fire, explosions and life safety hazards with integrity and fairness through prevention, public education, planning, research, investigation and enforcement of enacted laws and rules.

ARSON Hot-Line

Call to provide tips or other information that will lead to the identification of persons responsible for arson.

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News & Events

  • A "Conversation about Community Risk Reduction" (CRR) and the formation of a Maine Community Risk Reduction Collaborative (MeCRRC) was held May 1st.  For more information about that meeting and CRR related planning guides, data and other resources click on:  https://www.maine.gov/dps/fmo/resources  
  • The Jump Start to a Safer Maine: Community Risk Reduction Collaborative Pilot Project is looking for Fire Departments in Maine willing to serve as Pilot sites.  If you are interested click on: Jump Start to a Safer Maine


  • An estimated 83% of fire deaths in Maine from 2011 - 2020 took place in the home.
Year Fires Deaths
2020 14 17
2021 23 27
2022 16 19
2023 22  29
2024 4 4


Maine Fire Protection Services Commission Meetings, News and Events

  • Planning for July 1, 2024 at 9:00 AM  
  • Join in person at the Conference Room, Maine Department of Public Safety, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta. Maine. To join via zoom go to:
  • Agenda - TBA 
  • Upcoming Meetings  (locations TBA)
    • July 1, 2024
    • August 5, 2024
    • Sep 2, 2024 09:00 AM
    • Oct 7, 2024 09:00 AM
    • Nov 4, 2024 09:00 AM
    • Dec 2, 2024 09:00 AM
    • August 7th - Tentative




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