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08-422 Office of State Fire Marshal

The Office of State Fire Marshal is a statutory office established in 1904 with the State Fire Marshal being appointed by the governor. The office is charged with the responsibility of protecting the life and property of the citizens of this state from fire explosion and related hazards through the enforcement of legislative mandates and administrative rules or directives by:

  1. Reviewing construction plans to ensure compliance with the state’s adopted fire safety, life safety, handicapped accessibility requirements and the state’s energy code.
  2. Inspecting new and existing structures to ensure compliance with the state’s adopted fire safety, life safety, handicapped accessibility requirements and the state’s energy code.
  3. Investigating suspicious fires in order to suppress arson.
  4. Analyzing fire reports and statistics to determine the extent of the state’s fire problems and educating the public about the need to be fire safe.

The mission of the Office of the State Fire Marshal is to protect life and property from the hazards of fire or explosion; ensure the safety of the citizens of Louisiana within to constructed environment; provide equal access to disabled individuals; and promote the efficient use of energy in commercial buildings.

The goals of the State Fire Marshal are:

  1. Reduce property losses and loss of life due to fire.
  2. Encourage economic development by equally and fairly enforcing the state’s fire, life safety, handicapped accessibility and energy laws, codes, rules and regulations in a timely manner.
  3. Increase efficiency and effectiveness through automation.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has three programs: Licensing and Inspection, Arson Enforcement, and Plan Review.

BUDGET SUMMARY

This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.

This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:

State General Fund by:

 

 

     Interagency Transfers

 

$ 52,150

     Fees & Self-gen. Revenues

 

730,102

     Statutory Dedications

 

  1,799,180

Federal Funds

 

26,075

 

 

 

Total

 

$ 2,607,507


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