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The State Fire Marshal Division (SFM), established in 1911, is the oldest of the six divisions within the Department of Public Safety. SFM was initially 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 five bureaus 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 41 civilian employees.

The division is comprised of five (5) bureaus:

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

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