Effective immediately, no walk-in clients will be seen. Public access to this facility is now restricted. If you are submitting plans, fees, and/or any other paperwork, please sign in and leave them in the vestibule, and we will pick them up. Any questions, please contact 302-739-4394 Kent, 302-323-5365 New Castle, & 302-856-5298 Sussex. More Info

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Quick Facts

2014 Report of Fire related Deaths and Injuries Deaths = 7 people Burn Injuries = 54 people Smoke Inhalation = 22 people Other Injury = 5 people

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Delaware Legislation / Criminal Code

The Delaware Code Online Title 11 – Crimes & Criminal Procedure Specific Offenses: Title 11, Chapter 5 Title 16 – Health & Safety Fire Prevention: Title 16, Chapter 66 Fireworks: Title 16, Chapter 69 Storage of Explosives: Title 16, Chapter 70 Sale, Purchase, Receipt, Possession, Transportation, Use, Safety, and Control of Explosive Materials: Title 16, […]

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Deputy Fire Marshals

The Office of the State Fire Marshal employs skilled and dedicated law enforcement officers titled Deputy Fire Marshals. The deputy fire marshal is required to attend and successful complete a Delaware Police Academy as a condition of his/her hire. Once the deputy fire marshal completes the Police Academy, he/she is then required to attend the […]

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K-9 Team

Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska and K-9 are a fire investigation accelerant detection team with the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office. K-9 Tanya, a 2½ year old black Labrador retriever, and Deputy Galaska were trained during a 5 week class in Alfred, Maine by Maine Specialty Dogs and certified as a team by the […]

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Major Incident Response Team (MIRT)

State fire investigators throughout the State comprise this highly skilled team driven to find the origin and cause of all fatal fires and fires involving large losses in the State. Personnel on this team are selected by the DE State Fire Marshal and have extensive experience in the investigation of fires and explosions. The MIRT […]

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Delaware’s Jurisdictional City Fire Marshals

City of Dover Phone: (302)736-7010Fax: (302)736-4217City Fire MarshalCity of Dover Fire Marshal’s OfficePhysical Address: 15 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE 19901Mailing Address: PO Box 475, Dover, DE 19903-0475  City of Newark Phone: (302) 366-7000Fax: (302)366-7160City Fire MarshalCity of Newark Fire Marshal’s Office220 South Main Street, Newark, DE 19711-4562  City of New Castle Phone: (302)322-9813Fax: (302)323-2144City Fire […]

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The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds all citizens and visitors of Delaware that fireworks can cause serious injuries or death. Projectiles from exploded fireworks can cause eye injuries, burns, and amputations of fingers. An estimated 11,900 people were treated in the nation’s hospitals in 2015 for injuries related to the use of […]

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Fire Deaths

Delaware’s Deadliest Fires January 3, 200111 victimsOak Orchard, DESingle Family Ranch DwellingUnattended CookingFemale (age 83) / Female (age 50) / Female (age 31) / Female (age 26) / Male (age 9) / Female (age 7) / Male (age 5) / Female (age 4) / Male (age 4) / Female (age 23 months) / Male (age […]

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The Investigations and Code Enforcement Division of the Office of the State Fire Marshal utilizes our law enforcement certified Deputy Fire Marshals to provide public service and promote life safety by conducting fire and post blast investigations to determine causal factors and the origin of such incidents, identifying incendiary fires and explosions, investigating Arson, detecting […]

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About the Office of The State Fire Marshal

In 1953, at the urging of the Volunteer Fire Service, the State Legislature created the Office of the State Fire Marshal and directed that regulations, reflecting nationally recognized standards, be promulgated to enhance life safety and property conservation for the citizens of Delaware. The State Fire Marshal’s Office functions as an independent state agency under […]

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