State Fire Marshals Office


State Fire Marshal’s Division

The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) provides a number of services related to the safety of residents and guests of the state. The functions of the State Fire Marshal’s Office are divided into four sections.

Fire Training Academy
Fire Service Support
Arson Investigations
Code Enforcement

Fire Chief's Handbook

Fire Grant Program 2011

FY 2011 Grant Awards

FY12 Grant Notification Letter
FY12 Fire Protection Grant Application (MS Word format)
FY12 Fire Protection Grant Application(PDF format)

Fire Protection Fund Distribution FY 2012

Distribution by County
Distribution by City

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News: Fire Safety Items for Day Care Facilities:

1. Request that the local Fire Department or State Fire Marshal’s Office conduct an annual fire inspection for code compliance, proper safety equipment and employee safety training.
2. Conduct fire safety training for new employees and refresher training for all employees to review location of fire exits and the location and proper use of fire extinguishers.
3. Conduct monthly fire drills.
4. Maintain the proper staff to client ratio per state and local requirements.
5. Install proper smoke detectors per requirements and test each month.  Batteries in the detectors should be replaced at least annually.
6. Provide two exits for all sleeping areas.
7. Check fire extinguishers monthly and have serviced annually.
8. Store any flammable liquids in proper containers and in secure areas.
9. Ensure that all fire exits are not locked during business hours.



STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S DIVISION Contact Information

P.E.R.A. Building Room 413
1120 Paseo De Peralta

In-State Toll Free

1-800-244-6702

Fax

505-476-0100

General Information

505-476-0066

Fire Marshal

505-476-0173

Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire Service Support

505-476-0165

Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire Code Enforcement

505-476-0186

Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire Investigation

505-476-0065

Fire Department Information

505-476-0174

Fire Code Enforcement Information

505-476-0080

Fire Investigation Information

505-476-0066

Fireworks Applications and Information

505-476-0080

 

 

Deputy Fire Marshal, Firefighters Training Academy

600 Aspen Road
P.O. Box 239, Socorro 87801

575-835-7521

General and Training Information
In-State Toll Free
Fax

575-835-7500
1-800-734-6553
1- 575-835-7506


Santa Fe, NM 87501

 

Availability of New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office

The New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office is available to any fire department or law enforcement agency in New Mexico 24/7.

Paged out by NM State Radio Communications

505-827-9377

 

 

 


 

Fire Service Support

Fire Protection Fund Administration Section

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for the distribution of monies from the State Fire Fund to Fire Departments who apply and are qualified to receive such funding.

Fire Chief's Handbook

Fire Grant Program 2010

FY12 Grant Notification Letter

FY12 Fire Protection Grant Application (MS Word format)
FY12 Fire Protection Grant Application(PDF format)

*Fire Protection Grant Awards 2011

Fire Protection Fund Distribution FY 2012

Distribution by County
Distribution by City

Fire Service Support Bureau Service Areas (click for pdf version)

fire support districts

WIPP

WIPP JPA QUARTER REPORT (2009)

Other Activities Section

The Fire Marshal’s Office is required to regulate the distribution and sales of fireworks in New Mexico. The office also conducts training to assist local jurisdictions regulate sales and distribution.



 

Arson Investigations

State Fire Investigators play a vital role in the battle against arson throughout the State of New Mexico. They work with local and state authorities to fight this crime, which affects every New Mexican. State fire Investigators respond to all requests for assistance from local fire departments and law enforcement agencies. New Mexico State Fire Investigators are trained in origin and cause, evidence collection, interviewing, fraud investigation and other aspects of criminal investigation.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is mandated to determine fire origin and cause. During FY 2002 Fire Marshal investigators responded to 53 requests for investigation. Those investigations have resulted in 13 arrests for arson or related crimes. Three investigations involved fire deaths and 15 were determined to be accidental in nature. Most of the investigations were turned over to the FBI, BIA, state law enforcement agencies or local authorities for follow-up.

•The section investigates on the average 300 fires a year
•The section is currently staffed with 5 investigators
•Each investigator can easily investigate 70 or more fire scenes
•Each Fire Investigator carries a large assortment of equipment including, generator, scene lights, evidence collection equipment, video camera, digital camera, sifting screens, lap top, portable printer, and lots of tools.

State Fire Investigators are usually contacted when:

•There is no local fire investigator
•The local investigator needs assistance
•Large fire loss
•Incendiary fires
• The exact cause of the fire cannot be determined
•There is a fire fatality
•Any fire involving fire fighter injury or death

Types of Fires New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office Investigates:

•Any Fatal Fires
•Structural Fires
   Commercial
   Residential
•Vehicle Fires
•Wild land Fires

 


 

Fire Code Enforcement And Regulation

PLANS REVIEW SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS & INFORMATION

The Code Enforcement Bureau provides for the life safety of occupants in buildings, structures and facilities, the prevention of fire and the reduction of property losses due to fires. The International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides fire codes, some of which have been adopted by the State Fire Marshal Office (SFMO) to assure standardization of life safety concerns. The two primary codes adopted are the ICC International Fire Code 2003 for new construction and NFPA Fire Prevention Code –1 and the 1997 Life Safety Code – 101 for existing facilities. Other NFPA codes are referenced as needed.

Certificate of Fitness Application 2005

Fire Alarm System Record of Completion

Fireworks Application Form
   (Memo2009 FIREWORKS LICENSES/PERMITS & 2010 FIREWORKS)

Cigarette Fire Safety Form

Article 2B Fire-Safer Cigarette and Firefighter Protection Act

 

 


Fire Protection Grant Council

Fire Grant Program 2011

FY 2011 Grant Awards

FY12 Grant Notification Letter

FY12 Fire Protection Grant Application (MS Word format)
FY12 Fire Protection Grant Application(PDF format)

 

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Name

Appointed

City

Phone

Email

Chairperson
Ms. Norma Jean Valdez

PRC

Santa Fe

 

valdeznj@
yahoo.com

Vice Chairperson
Ms. Emily Kane

Governor Appointee
1st Congressional District

Albuquerque

 

eakane@alt.net

Mr. Adolfo Alarid

Governor Appointee
3rd Congressional District

Santa Fe

(505)-438-6189 crs2319@hotmail.com

Mr. Robert Casados

Association of Counties

Logan

(575)403-7929

Bobbyc88426@
yahoo.com

Mr. James Salas

Municipal
League

Clovis

(575)910-9701

chiefsalas@
firehousemail.com

Mr. Lloyd Payne

PRC

Lordsburg

(575)590-0316
(575)542-8078

lpayne@
aznex.net

Mr. John Standefer

State Fire Marshal
(Non Voting*)

Santa Fe

(505)476-0173

john.standefer@
state.nm.us