Fire Prevention

An OSFM fire prevention specialist inspecting a new facilityThe Prevention Division works to reduce the potential impact of fire and explosion hazards where people live, work, and congregate. This team focuses on inspecting facilities which pose distinct fire hazards and where the potential loss of life from fire is very high.

The division is also responsible for the promotion of fire safety and the education of building owners, operators, and occupants, and the general public. Both office and field personnel are active educators, presenting a variety of program topics across the state of Kansas.

Our office even employs a dedicated Education Consultant to work with local fire and law enforcement jurisdictions, helping to educate kids on fire safety and prevent them from starting fires.


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Generator Information

Office of the State Fire Marshal | Nov 13, 2013

GeneratorHelpOnline.com provides indispensable generator tips and advice, including generator specifications, code compliance and technical assistance.

Join the generator support forum and interact with our trained technicians, other surveyors, fire marshals, and building inspectors at no charge. You can find explanations of the technical aspects of NFPA 101, NFPA 110, NFPA 99, and NFPA 70 with regard to standby generators. As a member, you can also download the code compliant weekly inspection/monthly test checklist, installation acceptance test guideline, and survey Quickcheck card.

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