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Division of Fire and Life Safety

Director's Office

Our Mission is to prevent the loss of life and property from fire and explosion. Fire safety is improved through three means. Our bureaus are formed on that basis.

I invite you to browse our pages and take advantage of the opportunity to know us better and learn how you and those you care for can be fire safe.

I believe that fire safety is an individual responsibility but it is our role to provide resources to assist in that effort.

Help us to help you make Alaska a fire safe place in which to live, work, and play.

Governor Mike Dunleavy has proclaimed October, 2022 as
Fire Prevention Month in Alaska

Outdoor / Fair Event Letter
The Office of the Alaska State Fire Marshal strives to provide a safe environment for the public to enjoy the experience of all special events, including but not limited to, the Alaska State Fair, Tanana Valley Fair, Bear Paw and others across the great state of Alaska. In order to make this happen, our office has developed a quick reference letter listing all of the requirements that shall be met by all vendors prior to business with the public. If the event takes place in a deferred jurisdiction area as granted by the Office of the Alaska State Fire Marshal, the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) shall enforce these minimum requirements.


Special Notice from DNR
Burning in Alaska: Department of Natural Resources Updates... Read More
Plan Review Notice
Now is the time to submit your construction project plans to the State of Alaska, Plan Review office to avoid the fall freeze rush season. Proper planning and early submittal will speed up the review process during our busy time period. Submit a complete plan review application and supporting documents to avoid any delay in the processing. After receiving full payment, we anticipate a two to four week processing time. Once your plans are approved you have six months to begin construction; so do not wait until the last minute.
2022 Alaska Fire Death Total - 15
2021 Alaska Fire Death Total - 20