Fire Prevention



I'm Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, and it is my privilege to serve as your State Fire Marshal.

Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?

Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!

That is why I need your help!

Many of those fires could have been prevented, and the damage, injuries and deaths they caused could have been minimized if working smoke alarms had been there to sound a warning. And that is why this year, the theme of Fire Prevention Week 2015 is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of your home, including the basement.

I hope you use this website to brush up on fire safety and prevention knowledge, as well as share the information so that we can prevent fires and save lives. Feel free to download any of these resources and use them in your own home, school or community.

Thank you for visiting this site and for helping keep your family, friends and neighbors safe!


State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin's Signature

Certain materials reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, ©2014 NFPA.