Welcome to the Rhode Island Office of the State Fire Marshal

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is responsible for conducting fire investigations of all fires in Rhode Island where arson is suspected, the fire is undetermined by the fire department, and/or an injury or death has occurred. The Office is active in the area of fire prevention, designing programs in fire education that are geared towards citizens of all ages. The Office is also responsible for building permits and inspections of new and remodeled structures relating to fire safety and law compliance. The State Fire Academy provides education and training to citizens, firefighters, and investigators in various disciplines.