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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 27 sworn officers and 44 civilian employees.

The division is comprised of five (5) bureaus:


The Healthiest State Initiative and the State Fire Marshal Division are encouraging Iowans to “Walk at the Whistle” on Wednesday, October 7, as part of the fifth annual Healthiest State Walk. The day will feature walks in conjunction with fire drills for schools and businesses. Delta Dental of Iowa is presenting sponsor of the 2015 Healthiest State Walk.

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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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