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 Sean Lindgren 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
888-WY-ARSON

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

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NEWS
FIRE DEATHS
2012 –   11 civilians
              0 firefighters
2011 –   6 civilians
              0 firefighters
2010 –   24 civilians
              0 firefighters
2009 –   14 civilians
              0 firefighters
2008 –   13 civilians
              0 firefighters
2007 –  14 civilians
              1 firefighters
2006 –  20 civilians
              1 firefighter
2005 –  27 civilians
              1 firefighter
FIREWORK INJURIES

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