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Illinois State Fire Marshal (ISFM)
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The State Fire Marshal's Office distributes information intended to protect life and property from fire and explosions. In the interest of community safety, The Lansing Journal shares this information with our readers.

State Fire Marshal Rivera encourages pool safety this summer

Homeowners and parents need to be extra vigilant to protect kids who have access to the water. Children younger than 5 account for 91% of drowning fatalities in home pools or hot tubs.

Grilling safety tips for Fourth of July weekend

July is the peak month for fires caused by grilling accidents — follow these tips to keep your weekend patriotic and fun...

160 home fires start with Christmas trees in the U.S. each year – State Fire Marshal urges safety

Every year, top three days for candle fires are Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Eve Information provided by the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 22, 2022) – Tis the season for decking the halls to celebrate the holiday season. Holiday home fire statistics According to the National Fire...

Fire safety tips for the holiday season

Information provided by the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 12, 2021) – Many will be decking the halls to celebrate this holiday season. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) more than two of every five home decoration fires occur due to decorations being placed too close...

State Fire Marshal urges safe cooking habits for Thanksgiving

Information provided by the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 17, 2021) – Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment, with four times the average number occurring. Ranges and cook-tops account for almost three out of every five home fires reported involving cooking, with ovens...

“Change your clock, change your batteries” this weekend

Daylight saving time a reminder to check smoke alarms and review fire-safety plans Information provided by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 11, 2021) – The Office of the State Fire Marshal is reminding Illinoisans to test, check for expired alarms, and replace batteries in their...

Holiday decorating tips to reduce fire risk

15 fire-related deaths during last year's holiday decorating season in Illinois Information provided by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 3, 2020) – The holidays are here and that means many will be decorating their homes. Hanging up decorations is fun, but keep in mind, holiday...

Fire Marshal urges safe Thanksgiving cooking practices

Information provided by the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 20, 2020) – Thanksgiving has arrived and that means many people will be working overtime in their kitchens doing their Thanksgiving cooking. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data, cooking is...

Reminder to change your clock, test smoke alarms

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder to test, check expiration, and change batteries in smoke alarms Information provided by the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 29, 2020) – The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) reminds Illinoisans to test, check expirations dates, and replace the batteries in their...

Gusty winds show importance of fire safety as Halloween approaches

Information provided by the Illinois Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 20, 2020) – The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) reminds residents to keep fire safety in mind when putting up fall or Halloween decorations. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), from 2014-2018, an average of...