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Fire and Building Safety

State Fire Marshal

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About the State Fire Marshal

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The Indiana State Fire Marshal is a governor-appointed position that also serves as the director of the IDHS Division of Fire and Building Safety.

The marshal oversees fire prevention and protection services such as the Indiana Fire and Public Safety Academy, regulated device and code enforcement inspections, emergency medical services, fire investigations and hazardous materials and radiation training and support.

The governor appointed Steve Jones as state fire marshal in 2022. Learn more about him

Stephen Jones


NextLevel Firefighting: $10M Volunteer PPE Investment

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and IDHS have announced a $10 million state investment in new personal protective equipment (PPE) for 66 volunteer fire departments. This new equipment will allow volunteer firefighters across Indiana to better serve their communities. Learn more about NextLevel firefighting equipment and training facilities

PFAS Blood Testing Pilot Program

In 2024, IDHS will be launching a pilot program to test firefighters for PFAS chemicals, stemming from legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 2023. The program will not only help individual firefighters learn the amount of PFAS in their blood, but also it will provide insights, at a high level, of PFAS exposure in the Indiana fire service. Learn more about the PFAS testing program

PFAS Foam Collection Initiative

IDHS and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) are continuing to collect and dispose of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) foam from Indiana fire agencies. Departments still have time to sign up for this free disposal service. Read about the foam collection initiative and contact with questions.

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