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State Fire Marshal


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Public Relations

Our agency welcomes the opportunity to attend public events and promote services that are available to the citizens of Delaware. During the year, our agency is represented at many events throughout the State. From local fire department open houses, to health fairs, to arson prevention presentations; we are always willing to assist our community with […]

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Battery Operated Smoke Detectors

There are two types of smoke detector technologies available, ionization smoke detectors and photoetectric smoke detectors. Because there is no way to predict when a fire will start or the type of fire that may occur in your home, it is recommended that both (ionization and photoelectric) technologies be used in homes. Ionization smoke detectors […]

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Smoke Detectors

Battery Operated What is the Smoke Detector Law? Delaware Code, Title 16, Chapter 66, Section 6631 requires the installation of smoke detectors on EACH level of ALL one- and two-family dwellings, mobile homes, modular homes, and townhouses. This law required ALL residential occupancies to have the required smoke detection devices installed by July 1, 1994. […]

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Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarette Program

Effective on January 1, 2009, the State of Delaware requires by law that any and all cigarettes sold in the State of Delaware be reduced ignition propensity cigarettes. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is responsible to administer and enforce this statute. Cigarettes offered for sale in this State shall be required to […]

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Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program

JFIP Mission Statement “To provide the youth of our communities, and their families, a fire safe environment, be it in the home, the school, or wherever they pursue their varied interests, through identification, education, and referrals, in an effort to deter future firesetting among our youth.” Danger Signals for Juvenile Firesetters Hyperactivity Playing with Fire […]

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Existing Health Care Facility Inspections

Our Health Care Inspector performs annual inspections and surveys for health care occupancies (including hospitals, nursing homes, and limited care facilities) to verify compliance with the Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations. The Health Care Inspector coordinates with the Department of Health and Social Services in support of their mission to improve the quality of life […]

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Existing Day Care Facility Inspections

Our Day Care Inspector performs annual inspections Statewide on all Group Daycare Homes, Day Care Centers, and other facilities utilized for the supervision of children. These inspections are conducted to determine compliance with the Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations, and once approved, the Day Care Inspector provides the approval paperwork to the Office of Child […]

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Special Programs

Existing Day Care Facility Inspections Existing Health Care Facility Inspections Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program Public Relations Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarette Program Smoke Detectors Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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