About the Office of the State Fire Marshal
***April 19, 2021*** The Office of the State Fire Marshal has filed a Notice of Proposed Expedited Rulemaking with the Secretary of State. The proposal includes, but not limited to, proposing to amend the OSFM rules to adopt the 2018 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC 2018) as the minimum State Fire Code in order to better regulate fire hazards in Arizona and be more consistent with minimum national standards. Requests of repeals are also addressed in the proposal. Members of the public may view the Notice of Proposed Expedited Rulemaking here and can submit written comments to OSFM Assistant Director Cassie Peters no later than 5pm on Friday, May 28, 2021.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal, under the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, is responsible for inspecting 15,000 state and county-owned buildings. Each year, Deputy Fire Marshal's inspect nearly 3,200 buildings, including schools.
The duties of the Office of the State Fire Marshal serve to reduce hazards to life and property through enforcement of the Arizona Fire Codes. The office shall perform its duties by conducting inspections and fire investigations, by providing public education, and by adopting fire prevention codes.
As part of the fiscal year 2017 budget, the Office of the State Fire Marshal has been consolidated into the Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The consolidation aids in government efficiency, preserves critical functions, and has the potential for cost savings. All of the Fire Marshal's previous powers have been preserved and became part of the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management's mission.
***Effective January 31, 2017*** we will no longer be accepting Permit Applications for the Installation, Modification or Decommissioning of Underground Storage Tanks on behalf of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). All permits issued before this date will receive the necessary inspections by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
If you have need of these services after January 31, 2017 or have questions regarding the installation or decommissioning of underground storage tanks please contact ADEQ at (602)771-4196 or see the ADEQ Website.
Notice of Proposed Expedited Rulemaking
Letters of Appointment Active List
OSFM Letter of Appointment Additional Appointees
Fire Marshal Permit Applications
Fire Marshal Plans and Payment Portal
Public Records Request Form - please email to the Office of the State Fire Marshal
New fireworks regulations under ARS 36-1601 through 36-1609, regulate where fireworks can be bought, sold, and used in Arizona. Fireworks sales are also restricted to certain times of the year and types of fireworks that are able to be purchased. Fireworks are never allowed on state for federal lands.
Arizona Fire School
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