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National Association of State Fire Marshals

A strong united voice for fire prevention


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Who are State Fire Marshals?

The membership of National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) comprises the most senior fire officials in the United States. State Fire Marshals' responsibilities vary from state to state, but Marshals tend to be responsible for fire safety code adoption and enforcement, fire and arson investigation, fire incident data reporting and analysis, public education and advising Governors and State Legislatures on fire protection. Some State Fire Marshals are responsible for fire fighter training, hazardous materials incident responses, wildland fires and the regulation of natural gas and other pipelines.

Most of our members are appointed by Governors or other high-ranking state officials. Some are state police officers. Many are former fire fighters. Some are fire protection engineers, while others are former state legislators, insurance experts and labor union officials.

NASFM's members are the ultimate authority in our organization. The membership meets annually, elects a Board of Directors and Officers and is consulted whenever possible on crucial matters.


NASFM's Mission Is Two-Fold:

  • To protect human life, property and the environment from fire.
  • To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of State Fire Marshals' operations.


NASFM is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit corporation governed by bylaws describing the way the organization is organized, directed and managed

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