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Division of the State Fire Marshal
The State Fire Marshal Division (SFM), established in 1911, is the oldest of the five divisions within the Department of Public Safety. SFM was created to collect statistics on fire in Iowa and to develop fire safety regulations. Through promotion and enforcement of fire safety regulations, building code provisions and arson investigation, the four bureau's which comprise this division continue to have responsibility for reducing the loss of life and property by fire.
The division is comprised of four (4) bureaus:
Ray Reynolds was sworn in as State Fire Marshal on April 1, 2010. Ray is the 13th person to serve as State Fire Marshal since the office was created in 1911. Presently the Division has 29 sworn officers and 19 civilian employees. To learn more about Ray Reynolds, State Fire Marshal click here.
Iowa Department of Public Safety