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.


What's New

Liquefied Natural Gas DVD Available

HAZ-MAT | Dec 30, 2013
All departments are encouraged to check out the video, “Liquefied Natural Gas,” produced by The National Association of State Fire Marshals and available through our resource library. This DVD was created under contract with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to provide important information for those planning, coordinating or commanding an emergency response to liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is being used more and more as a motor fuel, especially by over-the-road trucks (18-wheelers).

Our state’s fire personnel who may be responding to incidents involving those vehicles need to understand the hazards and properties of this fuel.

Our Haz-Mat teams are aware of this product and can mitigate these incidents. Local fire departments need to be aware as they can become involved in a situation before they realize what they are dealing with.

All departments are encouraged to check out the video, “Liquefied Natural Gas,” produced by The National Association of State Fire Marshals and available through our resource library. This DVD was created under contract with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to provide important information for those planning, coordinating or commanding an emergency response to liquefied natural gas (LNG).

This DVD includes: the physical properties of liquefied natural gas (LNG); the design of LNG containers, storage facilities and transport ships; correct loading, storage and transportation of LNG; potential failure scenarios involving LNG; response strategies for an accident; the four lines of defense to reduce consequences of an accident; federal safety standards for LNG and security regulations.

This DVD is available on loan from our Resource Library as well as many other educational, training and informational selections, curriculum packages and more.


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