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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.
The National Fire Protection Association states that in 2011, Thanksgiving was the leading day for home cooking fires, with three times as many fires occurring on this holiday as any average day of the year. In 2011, there were 1,210 fires on Thanksgiving, a 183 percent increase over the daily average.
Information resources for Thanksgiving and other cooking safety tips can be found on NFPA’s Cooking Fire Safety Central webpage.
Last year, fires killed over 3,000 people, injured more than 15,000 and caused an estimated $11.5 billion in damage, Over a five-year period, the cause of ignition in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) was unknown in almost three out of every five home fire deaths, according to the United States Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association. Recognizing the reporting gap in NFIRS, the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has launched a free, online training program for the fire service, “Understanding Your Role in Fire Incident Data,” available at NASFM’s training portal
The York County Juvenile Fire Safety and Intervention Collaborative are offering a NFA endorsed course; " Youth Firesetting and Prevention & Intervention Specialist-1" with Lt. John Egan, Sr of FireSmart Kids and Training Specialist Pamela Tourangeau, in Bath Maine on December 5th & 6th, 2014. Please select the link for a PDF announcement and registration information: Youth Fire Prevention Training, December 5-6, 2014.
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