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A Message from State Fire Marshal: Joseph E. Thomas

Welcome to the Maine State Fire Marshal's Office web site. Our intention is to provide you with a source of information about our role as a public safety organization in state government. As one of nine bureaus in the Department of Public Safety, we act as the State's primary enforcer of fire and life safety codes. We are also the Attorney General's representative in the investigation of all fires and explosions in the State.

Some of the services we provide are:

  • Building plans review
  • Sprinkler plans review
  • ADA/Maine Human Rights Commission compliance
  • Child care inspections
  • Health care inspections
  • Place of assembly inspections
  • Mechanical ride inspections and investigations
  • Above ground storage tank inspections
  • Training for trades people, care providers, code officials, and fire and law enforcement officials
  • Investigation of fires and explosions
  • Arson investigation
  • Fire Prevention and safety education to areas in need
  • Research on the fire problem in Maine
  • The Bureau of Building Codes and Standards is housed in our office. The activities of the Bureau include: adopting, amending and maintaining the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code, resolving conflicts between the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code and the fire and life safety codes in Title 25, sections 2452 and 2465, and to provide for training for municipal building officials, local code enforcement officers and 3rd-party inspectors.

Please take the time to browse through our web site. You may direct your questions and comments to us through the internet, by mail, by phone, or by visiting our offices. Our offices are located at 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, in Augusta, Maine. Our office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Our phone number is (207) 626-3870 for voice, and (207) 287-6251 for fax. For emergency calls after hours, contact the State Police at 800-452-4664. Our mailing address is 52 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0052.