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Welcome to the State Fire Marshal's Website. The entire Division of the State Fire Marshal would like you to spend some time looking through this site for information on fire safety and various safe practices to prevent fire.

The Comprehensive Fire Safety Act of 2003 gives us a challenge, in part, to create a fire-safe atmosphere and culture throughout our fine state. Therefore, we have created a five year work plan along with several other agencies. We intend to work along side the local fire departments in ensuring the fire safety and fire prevention activities are offered to every community. Every citizen should take part in this worthwhile endeavor.

The State Fire Marshal's Office stands ready to serve on a continuing basis to help make Rhode Island the safest state.


John Chartier
State Fire Marshal

What's New

RI National Fire Academy Weekend - July 22-July 24, 2016

Join us for the Rhode Island National Fire Academy Weekend.

RI National Fire Academy Weekend brochure

If you plan on attending, the following items must be postmarked no later than May 26, 2016:

  • Completed RIFA Application
  • Completed FEMA Short Form (If you do not have a 10-digit FEMA Student Identification (SID) number required for this form, here's how to obtain a SID number.)
  • Event fee: $50 money order or department check made out to the "RI Fire Instructors' Association" (No other forms of payment will be accepted.)

Mail the items above to:
Rhode Island State Fire Academy
NFA Weekend
Tina Ahlborg
4 Green Lane
Exeter, RI 02822

We've Moved

The Fire Marshal, Fire Investigations & Permitting
1951 Smith Street, North Providence, RI
Phone: (401) 383-7717

The Fire Inspections and Plan Review
One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI
Phone: (401) 383-7717 (follow prompts by attendant)

The Technical Services Unit and Fire Academy
4 Green Lane, Exeter, RI (Ladd School complex)
Phone: (401) 383-7717