Welcome to the Rhode Island Division of State Fire Marshal Website

The Division of 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 Division is active in the area of fire prevention, designing programs in fire education that are geared towards citizens of all ages. The Division 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.

fire marshals in front of a burnt house
man looking at a computer screen
fire truck
bomb squad team in uniform
building on fire at night
Sparky the fire dog with children
bomb robot
fire marshal looking at burnt house
smoke plume and fire plume
fire marshal holding evidence can near burnt debris
dog sniffing burnt car
firefighters squatted down with hose outside of building
two bomb robots next to a bus
building with fire and smoke at night
bomb squad in a group