Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office
Jim Heine, State Fire Marshal
Our mission is to provide measures for life and property protection from fire; and address environmental, accessibility, and homeland security issues through education, inspections, training and response.
NEW INFO The District C Office is closed. For assistance, please contact Chief Don Fritz or Staff Assistant Deb Mitchell. If you need to speak to someone, call the District B Office at (402) 395-2164.
Updated Nebraska Accessibility Guidelines (2010 ADA Standards) Click here for memo on enforcement to begin March 15, 2012.
Retail Firework Stand Applications MUST be received by Midnight June 10th Applications are only accepted electronically through our online system at the following link.
Reduced Cigarette Ignition Propensity (RCIP) Certification Requirements and Documentation Needed for Compliance
In 2010, Legislation was passed that eliminated the need for a Published Permissible Fireworks List. - Instead, a set of general categories was developed. These categories can be found at the following link.
NEWS RELEASES Current Press Releases posted by Nebraska State Fire Marshal
PRODUCT RECALLS Current Fire Related Product Recalls posted by Consumer Product Safety Commission
Employee Wellness State of Nebraska Employee Wellness Options Website
The Training Calendar may be found at the Training Division’s website.
NEW TOLL FREE ARSON HOTLINE
The State Fire Marshal Office is proud to announce the addition of a toll free arson hotline. The number is 888-WY-ARSON (888-992-7766). As always, anyone with information on any fire or incident, not just arson, may call either the TOLL-FREE Arson Hotline, or the Lincoln number to report this information. If an investigator is not in the office at the time of a call, the caller may leave a message on the voice mail system. Callers may remain anonymous if you wish.
Arson Hotline (402) 471-9596
FIRE DEATHS2012 – 11 civilians
2011 – 6 civilians
2010 – 24 civilians
2009 – 14 civilians
2008 – 13 civilians
2007 – 14 civilians
2006 – 20 civilians
2005 – 27 civilians
As of July 24, 2013 - 47 hospitals have sent us reports of 171 firework-related injuries during the survey period of June 25 through July 5, 2012. 29 hospitals reported No Injuries Treated.
2012 - Hospitals have sent reports of 136 firework-related injuries during the survey period of June 25 through July 5, 2012. 24 hospitals reported No Injuries Treated.
2011 - Hospitals have sent reports of 144 firework-related injuries during the survey period of June 25 through July 5, 2011.
2010 - Hospitals have sent reports of 144 firework-related injuries during the survey period of June 25 through July 5, 2010. 35 hospitals reported No Injuries treated.
2009 - Hospitals have sent reports of 108 firework-related injuries during the survey period of June 25 through July 5, 2009.
2008 - Hospitals have sent reports of 140 firework-related injuries during the survey period of June 25 through July 5, 2008.
Completed statistics reports are available.
FIRE SAFETY CAMPAIGN FOR PEOPLE AGE 50 AND OLDER
Based upon statistical results, adults 65 and older made up 32% of the residential fire deaths in Nebraska, and are twice as likely to die in a home fire as the rest of the population. For more information on this safety campaign visit www.usfa.dhs.gov/50Plus/
ONLINE FIREWORKS APPLICATIONS
The online application for Retail/Distributor/Jobber fireworks licenses is now available. The fireworks display application is still available as well. Click on the link Online Applications on the orange menu bar above and then Fireworks Displays.
We have included an informational sheet from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that explains their requirements for permits and storage of display fireworks.
GENERAL FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
The company manufacturing General Fire Extinguishers went out of business. The company that bought the brand name no longer produces the extinguishers.
|246 South 14th Street; Lincoln, NE 68508-1804; Phone: (402) 471-2027; Fax: (402) 471-3118|