The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) represents the most senior fire official of each of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. State Fire Marshals' responsibilities vary from state to state, but they tend to be responsible for:
• Fire safety code adoption and enforcement
• Fire and arson investigation
• Fire incident data reporting and analysis
• Public education
• Advising Governors and State Legislatures on fire protection.
Examples of State Fire Marshals responsibilities include:
• Fire fighter training
• Hazardous materials incident response
• Wild land fires
• Regulation of natural gas and other pipelines
Most of NASFM's members are appointed by Governors or other high-ranking state officials. Some are state police officers. Many are former fire fighters. Some are fire protection engineers, while others are former state legislators, insurance experts and labor union officials.
Liquefied Natural Gas Safety
NASFM Other Initiatives