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Maine State Fire Marshal's Office Annual Reports

From 2003 to 2006 the Maine Office of State Fire Marshal released their annual report in electronic CD-ROM format. Starting with the 2007 report, the Fire Marshal's Office began using a PDF format so anyone can access and download a report.

Latest Report

2017 Annual report (PDF, 3.9 MB, 96 pages)

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2016 Annual Report (PDF, 3.7 MB, 95 pages)

2015 Annual Report (PDF, 4.4 MB, 94 pages)

2014 Annual Report (PDF, 2.8 MB, 101 pages)

2013 Annual Report (PDF, 2.8 MB, 117 pages)

No 2012 report

2011 Annual Report
(PDF, 5.9 MB)

2010 Annual Report
(PDF, 5.7 MB)

2009 Annual Report
(PDF, 2 MB)

2008 Annual Report
(PDF, 3 MB)

2007 Annual Report
(PDF, 2.1 MB)

Report content for 2003-2006 is available from our office.


Maine Fire Department Incident Reports

2017 Maine Fire Department Reporting Frequency (PDF, 14 pages, 376 KB)

**Note: these pages were pulled from the Maine State Fire Marshal's Office 2017 Annual Report. Data was compiled in August 2018.

Maine State Fire Burden

The following graphs outline Maine's fire burden in terms of the count of fires, fire-related hospital discharges (injuries), fire deaths, and total dollar loss for property and contents destroyed in fire. The full fire burden would be the total economic and social cost of these four basic loss measures combined.

Fire Fatality in Maine, 1950 - 2011 (Word, 307 KB)

Fire Injury in Maine, 2004 - 2009 (Word, 311 KB)

Structure, Vehicle and Other Types of Fires Fought in Maine from 2013 to 2017 (PDF, 53 KB)

Property and Contents Dollar Losses Due to Fire in Maine from 2013 to 2017 (PDF, 118 KB)

Maine Fire Research Issues

Fire Fatality in Maine: Part 1- for the years 1983-1992, including policy implications
, Richard E. Taylor, September 2007 (PDF, 53 pages, 329 KB)

Analysis of Maine Fire Incident Reports with Juvenile Involvement from 2004 - early 2008 (PDF, 72 pages, 2.4 MB)

Summary narrative from a Juvenile Fire Setting survey in 2009 (PDF, 11 pages, 208 KB)

Additional Reports on Fire Issues and Public Safety


"Home Fires Started by Smoking": NFPA report, January 2019 (PDF, 10 pages, 652 KB)Picture says "new"


"Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires": NFPA report , January 2019 (PDF, 16 pages, 180 KB) Picture says "new"


"Hotel and Motel Fires (2014-2016)": USFA report, July 2018 (PDF, 15 pages, 596 KB)


"Home Structure Fires": NFPA report, December 2018 (PDF, 14 pages, 2.6 MB) Picture says "new"


"Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings Phase 2: Tasks 2 & 3 – Development and Implementation of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Compartment Fire Tests": NFPA report, February 2018 (PDF, 396 pages, 20 MB)


The National Association of State Fire Marshals has released two position statements regarding school security: position statement regarding school security including fire alarms and door barricade devices (PDF, 2 pages, 107 KB) and a position statement regarding classroom door security (PDF, 6 pages, 233 KB)


"Firefigher Fatalities in the United States-2017": NFPA report, June 2018 (PDF, 33 pages, 893 KB)

"Multifamily Residential Building Fires (2013-2015)"; USFA report, June 2017 (PDF, 14 pages, 556 KB)

"One and Two-Family Residential Building Fires (2013-2015)"
; USFA report, June 2017 (PDF, 16 pages, 591 KB)

"Fatal Fires in Residential Buildings (2014-2016)"; USFA report, June 2018 (PDF, 14 pages, 773 KB)

"Fire Alarms and At Risk Populations": Fire Protection Research Foundaton, February 2017 (PDF, 28 pages, 866 KB)

"Home Fires That Begin With Upholstered Furniture": NFPA report, February 2017 (PDF, 70 pages, 2 MB)

"Fire Loss in the United States During 2016": NFPA report, September 2017 (PDF, 56 pages, 1.3 MB)

"Line Firefighter Attitudes Towards Fire Prevention": Vision 20/20 report, September 2015 (PDF, 25 pages, 2.7 MB)

"Evidence Informing Action: Consensus Priorities to Increase the Use of Smoke Alarms in U.S. Homes": 2015 National Smoke Alarm Summit, August 28, 2015 (PDF, 20 pages, 422 KB)

"Fire Risk in 2015"; USFA report, September 2017 (PDF, 16 pages, 502 KB)

"Carbon Monoxide Diffusion Through Porous Walls: A Critical Review of Literature and Incidents" Fire Protection Research Foundation, Feburary 2015 (PDF, 20 pages, 778 KB)

"Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2013-2015)"; USFA report, October 2017 (PDF, 15 pages, 714 KB)

"Global Concepts in Residential Fire Safety: Part 1-Best Practices from England, Scotland, Sweden, and Norway"; TriData, October 2007 (PDF, 101 pages, 1.4 MB)

"Global Concepts in Residential Fire Safety: Part 2-Best Practices from Australia, New Zealand and Japan"; TriData, August 2008 (PDF, 111 pages, 3.4 MB)

"Global Concepts in Residential Fire Safety: Part 3- Best Practices from Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Dominican Republic"; TriData, July 2009 (PDF, 107 pages, 3 MB)

"The Total Cost of Fire in the United States"; NFPA report, March 2014 (PDF, 38 pages, 722 KB)

USFA report on fire in the United States 2006-2015:  December 2017 (PDF, 99 pages, 4.5 MB)

"Human Behaviour Contributing to Unintentional Residential Fire Deaths 1997-2003"; Heimdall Consulting Ltd, February 2005 (this report is on New Zealand residential fire deaths) (PDF, 87 pages, 1.7 MB)

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