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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 Tekno Products recalled Tuff smoke-less grills due to fire and burn hazards: smoke-less grills

blue bullet Go Couture recalled children’s loungewear due to violation of federal flammability standard: loungewear


blue bullet Marpac recalled sound machines due to burn hazard: sound machines


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


blue bullet On April 3, 2019, Professional Tool Products recalled Matco Tools wireless chargers due to burn hazard: wireless chargers


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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