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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 & 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 Stephen Jones as state fire marshal in 2022. Learn more about him

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Introducing Indiana State Fire Marshal Stephen Jones


Meet the New State Fire Marshal

Gov. Holcomb appointed Stephen Jones, formerly of the Brownsburg Fire Territory, as the new Indiana State Fire Marshal in August. He had been the local fire marshal since 2013 and now joins IDHS with more than 30 years of experience in the fire service as a firefighter/EMT and various other roles. In this new position, he pledges to support Hoosier first responder families and ensure his staff members provide everything needed to help responders to be prepared for service. Watch his video introduction

Introducing Indiana State Fire Marshal Stephen Jones
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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