Fire and Building Safety
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
except state-observed holidays
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security
Indiana Government Center-South, Room E208
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
About the State Fire Marshal
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
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 email@example.com with questions.
Community Risk Reduction
Mental Health Resources
Sections and Services
- Building Codes and Regulated Devices
The Code Enforcement Section provides building and fire-safety inspections, training and guidance throughout Indiana. Code officials work with local building, fire and enforcement departments to provide continuous educational training, building and fire code interpretation and on-site inspection assistance.
Boilers and Pressure Vessels
The Boilers and Pressure Vessels Section maintains a program of periodic inspections for regulated boilers and pressure vessels.
- Certifications and Training
Firefighters put their health on the line every day to protect members of their community. The Indiana Fire and Public Safety Academy handles training and certifications that provide additional education to help protect these public servants.
Search and Rescue
Following a disaster, search and rescue professionals can offer vital assistance in recovery efforts. In order to nurture and cultivate a strong search and rescue community within Indiana, the IDHS Search and Rescue Program takes a comprehensive approach by offering training programs in K9 search, as well as rescue, search, technical rescue and search management.
IDHS is the Indiana point of contact for National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) training provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
IDHS is the Indiana point of contact for counter-terrorism training provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Training and Exercise Division (TED) and the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), a partnership of several nationally recognized organizations.
- Fire Investigations
The impact of arson is astounding. The destructive force that fire produces can change the course of a person's life in a matter of seconds; their whole world can be destroyed in minutes. The Fire Investigations Section aggressively pursues the cause and origin of fires to reduce death, injury and property loss from accidental fires and to solve the cases of intentionally set fires.
- Hazmat and Radiation
IDHS Hazmat and Radiation Programs provide assistance to any emergency response agency within Indiana with preparation, response, mitigation and recovery from an incident involving a CBRNE/hazardous material/radiation incident on a 24-hour/7-day basis.
- Resources and Links
- Fire Department Contact List
- Guidance to Schools on Unplanned Fire Alarms
- Notices for Schedule of Charges
- Schedule of Fines and Civil Penalties
Note: The incident dashboards were designed for viewing on screens 10 inches and larger.
Fire Service Health
Behavioral Health and Support