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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FEMA Information Bulletin (IB) providing guidance and information regarding FEMA’s implementation of Title 2, Part 200 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (“Super Circular” or “Omni Circular”). These new regulations are in effect now, and will apply to all new FEMA grant awards that are made on or after December 26, 2014.
The U.S. Fire Administration has released NFIRS 5.0 version 5.9.5.
Users with older versions of the USFA software will be required to download and install the USFA NFIRS version 5.9.5 software. The USFA software is available to active status users after login on the NFIRS User Section, https://www.nfirs.fema.gov/NFIRSWebTools/UserServices/logon.do?destination=/UserServices/home/userHome.do. Users of the USFA Client software version 5.9.4 or 5.9.2 will be prompted to upgrade to version 5.9.5 upon login to the on-line system following the release. The update process for off-line users will require backing up their local database (e.g., NFIRSdatav54.mdb) and performing a “user injection”. Details about installing the update can be found in the "Read Me" text file located at: https://www.nfirs.fema.gov/_download/NFIRSv595/readme.txt.
The Maine State Fire Marshal's Office Plans Review Division has an updated Construction and Barrier-Free Permit application package available on the website:Plans Applications. Included in the application is the permit application, fee schedules, barrier-free permit information and the building code surcharge page.
Maine Governor Paul LePage discussed the distribution of free smoke detectors in his weekly radio address on December 2, 2014. Select the link to go to a transcript of this radio address.
The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office is hosting a class on NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems in conjunction with the National Fire Sprinkler Association on January 29, 2015 in Augusta. The class is intended for authorities having jurisdiction, facilities managers, the fire sprinkler industry, and others with an interest in the inspection and testing of water based fire protection systems. CEU’s for certifications will be awarded by NFSA upon completion of the class. A copy of NFPA 25 will be provided to all registered participants. Please select the link to access a PDF document for more information: NFPA 25 training (PDF, 69 KB)
The 2013 Annual Report for the Maine State Fire Marshal's Office is available to view in PDF format: 2013 Annual Report (PDF, 2.8 MB)
List of Maine chimney sweeps found during a web search on 10/30/14 (PDF, 36 KB)