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Frequently Asked Questions



The Office of The State Fire Marshal would like to provide information to address various questions regarding this Office.


Q. How do I get information about the Delaware fire service?
Contact the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association at www.dvfassn.org

Q. How do I contact my local fire company?
Go to the Fire Company tab on the home page and open that tab to find your local fire company.

Q. How do I request Statement of Verification the fire that occurred at my house?
Email your request to fire.marshal@state.de.us

Q. How do I report malicious fire damage that occurred to my property?
Contact 9-1-1 and report the incident.

Q. Are employees with the Office of the State Fire Marshal volunteers?
No, they are State of Delaware employees and are compensated with a salary and benefits.

Q. Is the Office of the State Fire Marshal affiliated with my local fire company?
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a State agency. Your local fire company is a separate non-profit
organization. Although each agency works closely together, they are not affiliated with each other.

Q. I think my child is playing with fire. What do I do?
Contact the State Fire Marshal’s Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Program at (800) 432-8500.

Q. Are Deputy Fire Marshals employed in the Office of the State Fire Marshal police officers?
Yes, the deputy fire marshals are sworn and certified police officers.

Q. I want to give information about a crime but do not what to leave my name. What can I do?
Contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. You will not be asked to reveal your name.

Q. I think I saw a fire code violation in my local grocery store. What do I do?
That information is important to us. Please contact us at fire.marshal@state.de.us or call one of our
three divisional offices listed on our Home page.

Q. Does a deputy fire marshal inspect my child’s school?
Yes, all private, public, and parochial schools (K-12) are inspected annually at the beginning of the school
year.



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