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Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Statistics

New Graphic 2014 Flammable Liquid Tank Registration/Renewal

New Graphic Commercial Explosive Licensing Program

New Graphic UPDATED Alarm System & Fire Protection System Applications

New Graphic Updates and changes to IAC 661-Chapters 200, 201, 300, 301, 302 and 350 will need to be postponed. The main reason for this was that proposed changes are coming less than a year from when the 2015 code editions will be published. The Department of Public Safety leadership decided that it would be cost prohibitive for the State but also for stakeholders to adopt two ICC Code editions within such short period of time. Please note that only the state energy code will be updated and it is because federal regulations mandate substantial compliance (by 2017) with certain standards set in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the adoption of the 2012 energy code can establish progress toward compliance.

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. Presently the Division has 28 sworn officers and 45 civilian employees.

The division is comprised of five (5) bureaus:


Fire Marshal offers Fall Agricultural Fire Safety Bulletin

Stop, Drop, COVER & Roll World Record-Breaking Attempt-2013

Juvenile Fire Intervention Program! Find info, materials, tips here!

SFM Smoke Detector Project

Stop, Drop & Roll World Record-Breaking Event-2011


Iowa Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal Division
215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319 | 515-725-6145

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