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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 December 12, 2018, White-Rodgers recalls thermostats due to fire hazard: thermostats

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


blue bullet The Maine Office of State Fire Marshal's 2018 Christmas Tree Policy (PDF, 1 page, 42 KB)


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)

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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