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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


PFAS Blood Testing Pilot Program

In early 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

First Hub-and-Spoke Sites Break Ground

The first four sites in the Hub-and-Spoke Firefighter Training plan have held groundbreaking ceremonies for their new fire training centers that will help bridge the gap between Hoosier communities' firefighters and much-needed training. These training centers will feature state-of-the-art, three-story training towers. The first sites are in Rensselaer, Linton, Wabash and Corydon. Learn more

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 initiative and contact with questions.

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