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Don Shainin, State Fire Marshal State Fire Marshal Staff Directory
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


FY19 NM Fire Protection Grant Awards will be posted November 15, 2018.



Fire Chief's Handbook

Fire Protection Fund Distribution FY 2017

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.

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