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Division of Fire and Building Safety Overview

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Kitchen Fire Safety

More than 600 kitchen fire incidents took place in Indiana in 2019. Learn kitchen safety tips and how to extinguish cooking fires with the Get Alarmed kitchen fires flyer.

Residential Fire Fatalities Dashboard

The Division of Fire and Building Safety is committed to reducing the number of deaths caused due to residential fires in the state. A new dashboard tool shows a map of where these deaths have occurred in 2019 and 2020 and includes information on how the fires were caused. Agencies should continue to notify IDHS of all fatal fires via the Fatal Fire Report Form.

Special Recognitions

The Division of Fire and Building Safety recognizes public safety personnel for their service with special recognitions. Nominate a public safety worker for recognition from the State Fire Marshal or the EMS Section on the IDHS Special Recognition page.

"Get Alarmed" Reporting

Sponsoring fire departments are asked to continue reporting smoke alarms that have been installed as part of the Get Alarmed program using this form. For more information on the program, visit the Get Alarmed page.

About the Division of Fire and Building Safety

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The Division of Fire and Building Safety inspects buildings, reviews architectural plans, certifies first responders and more around the state to ensure the day-to-day safety of Hoosiers.

The Indiana State Fire Marshal, appointed by the governor, serves as the director of the Division of Fire and Building Safety. The marshal directly oversees and guides the sections of the Academy, boilers and pressure vessels, code enforcement, elevators and amusement rides, emergency medical services, fire investigations, hazardous materials/radiation/CBRNE and training.

The Indiana State Building Commissioner, also appointed by the governor, oversees the sections of building plan review and code services.

All sections collaborate to prioritize safety for all Hoosier communities and citizens.

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Residential Fire Fatalities Map

IDHS fire investigators are often called to assist local jurisdictions in suspicious residential fires where a person died. The map below tracks the number of people who have died in a residential fire in each Indiana county, whether IDHS performed an investigation or not.
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