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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 On April 18, 2018, Primark recalled decorative cushions due to fire hazard: cushions

blue bullet On April 17, 2018, Schneider Electric recalled Square D safety switches due to electrical shock hazard: safety switches


blue bullet On April 5, 2018, Spirit Halloween recalled Nickelodeon PAW PATROL Marshall hat with flashlight due to fire and burn hazards: Marshall hats


blue bullet On April 5, 2018, Mizco International recalled power bank charging stations due to fire and burn hazards- these were sold at The Container Store: charging stations


blue bullet On April 4, 2018, Vornado Air recalled electric space heaters due to fire and burn hazards: electric space heaters


blue bullet On March 29, 2018, Primo recalled beverage dispensers due to burn hazard: beverage dispensers


blue bullet On March 29, 2018, H-E-B recalled halogen lightbulbs due to laceration and fire hazards: halogen bulbs


blue bullet On March 21, 2018 Kidde recalled dual sensor smoke alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. The recall includes instructions on how to check the alarm for a yellow cap that may have been left on the alarm during manufacture: Kidde duel sensor alarms


blue bullet 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)


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)

blue bullet The National Association of State Fire Marshals has become aware of the fact that Amazon and other online retailers are offering smoke alarms for sale that haven't been tested to nationally-recognized standards. These smoke alarms don't carry testing labels from a nationally-recognized third-party testing laboratory. These alarms may not function as expected, and may not comply with applicable building codes in many states and municipalities. Please select the link for more information: non UL 217 listed smoke alarms (PDF, 2 pages, 74 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 01/23/18
(PDF, 3 pages, 171 KB)

List of Municipal Consumer Fireworks Ordinances

The College Student's Guide to Fire Safety and Education
(external link to

8 Helpful Fire Safety Tips for College Students (external link)

Hayride Wagon Safety Checklist
(PDF, 2 pages, 210 KB)

Agritourism- Keeping Passengers Safe on Hayrides (PDF, 3 pages, 2 MB)

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