School Safety

The NH State Fire Marshal’s Office (NHFMO) administers the statewide school inspection program, provides plan reviews for public school construction.

This School Inspection Program requires local fire chiefs to inspect private and public schools within their jurisdiction once a year.

Our office conducts plan reviews for all public school construction projects, working closely with the Department of Education.

We are happy to provide technical assistance on fire code and protection standards, occupancy, fire and emergency drills, and exits (egress) upon request.

This page is a resource to help with circumstances arising from COVID-19. A broader range of School Inspection information is on our primary site.


COVID-19 Updates

For immediate needs related to school operations or variance requests resulting from COVID-19, we make every effort to expedite guidance within 24-48 hours.


Forms and Guidance


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Laws, Rules and Codes

For a list of all laws, rules and codes that pertain to the NH Division of Fire Safety, please view them on our full site.


Need Help?

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (603) 223-4289 or