Fire Marshal

Functions
Local fire marshals are authorized and identified by state law as assistants to the state police fire marshal. Duties include:
  • Investigating fires
  • Obtaining and executing search documents
  • Gathering evidence
  • Detaining and questioning witnesses for the purpose of establishing the cause of a fire
Local fire marshals are selected for their position by a local fire chief and/or municipality. The state police commissioner then appoints them to the PSP Office.