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Posted on: June 28, 2022

2023 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Receives $1.3 Million in Funding

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Topeka, Kan. – The application period for the FY2023 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant (KFRSG) is now open until the grant deadline of Sept. 1, 2022. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) makes this grant possible through its...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

June Prevention Highlights

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The June issue of Prevention Highlights is out!

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Propane Marketers Association of Kansas OSFM Inspection Video

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PMAK's Greg Noll and Ed Hattemer discuss what an inspection from OSFM would entail.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

The Trumpet April Edition Now Available

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The latest issue of The Trumpet is out! Read about ways firefighters and departments can work together to prevent cancer, and get caught up with the OSFM.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

OSFM 2021 Annual Report

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Take a look at the OSFM year in review in our 2021 Annual Report

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

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We are now hiring for a Research Analyst, Senior Administrative Specialist and Fire Prevention Inspectors!

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

OSFM Investigator Named Investigator of the Year

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Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire (OSFM) Investigator Kris Smyth was selected as the Investigator of the Year by the Kansas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

On Oct. 18, 2020, a structure fire was reported at Davis Motors...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Recall Issued for Royal Sovereign/Royal Centurian Portable Air Conditioners

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Royal Sovereign International Inc., of Rockleigh, New Jersey are announcing the recall of about 33,570 portable air conditioners. A faulty drain motor in the air conditioners can ig...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Kansas Offers Rebates on Construction of New Residential Safe Rooms

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Maj. Gen. David Weishaar, Adjutant General 

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. &...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Recall issued for B-Air VP-33 blower

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Recall issued for B-Air VP-33 blower

The Consumer Product Safety Commission report of Intertex’s recall of the B-Air VP-33 blower fans.

Please review the following information on the recall:

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This recall involves the model VP-33 blower f...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Kansas Boiler Safety Act Amendment Goes into Effect July 1

Topeka –  The Kansas Boiler Safety Act was amended in the 2022 legislative session.  HB 2005 was passed, which amended the provisions of the Boiler Safety Act (Boiler Act) to change the requirements for a boiler operating certi...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Fatality Fires in Kansas on Pace to Surpass 2021 Numbers

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Feb. 21, 2022 (TOPEKA) – Over the past three days, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has investigated four fatality fires in Northeast Kansas. There was one in Shawnee County on Friday, one in Jackson County on Sunday, and two in Potta...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Governor signs proclamation designating Feb. 14-18, 2022 as Wildfire Awareness Week in Kansas

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Topeka – (Feb. 10) Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation marking the week of Feb. 14-18, 2022, as Wildfire Awareness Week in Kansas. As many Kansans are still overcoming the devastating wildfires that took place in December, this p...

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Posted on: September 4, 2021

Kansas Deploys Fire Department Personnel, Equipment to Provide Support in Wake of Hurricane Ida

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TOPEKA (Sept. 4, 2021) – The Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM), along with the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and Kansas Forest Service (KFS), is coordinating the deployment of personnel and equipment from five Kansas fire department...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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Recall Details

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This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. &...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

RECALL: Potter Addressable Pull Stations Single/Dual Action

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This recall involves Potter Electric Addressable Pull Stations.  When manually pulled, these red-colored devices are intended to activate a fire alarm in commercial and other buildings.  Recalled models include:...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Kansas Wildfire Awareness Week, Feb. 15-19, 2021

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In recent years, many Kansans have witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of wildland fires that burned thousands of acres in multiple counties, stretching the manpower and resources of many local volunteer fire departments.

 To highlight the...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Make Safety a Tradition This Holiday Season

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TOPEKA – The holidays are a time when many families deck the halls with lights and special decorations. But the winter holiday season also brings an increased risk of home fires and other injuries.  Safe Kids Kansas and the Office of the State Fi...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Topeka Firefighter Receives 2020 Tom McGaughey Fire Service Award

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TOPEKA — (Nov. 12, 2020) Kansas State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen awarded a Topeka Firefighter with the 2020 Tom McGaughey Fire Service Award at the Topeka City Council meeting Tuesday. Each year, the Office of the State Fire Marshal joins with the Kansas...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Governor Kelly to Honor National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

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In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, and in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day on Sunday, October 4, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

October is Fire Prevention Month, Governor Kelly proclaims Oct. 4-10, 2020, Fire Prevention Week

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September 30, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly officially proclaims Oct. 4-10, 2020, as Fire Prevention Week in Kansas. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and Safe Kids Ka...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Celebrate Safely This Independence Day

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Topeka – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of the State Fire Marshal and Safe Kids Kansas would, again, like to remind Kansans of the importance of safety this Independence Day.

“While our Fourth of July celebratio...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

It's is Fire Prevention Month in Kansas!

2019 FPW Proclamation

Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one or two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Kansas Search & Rescue Task Force Team Returns to Kansas

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Topeka, KS. – The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies was released from its deployment in North Carolina Saturday morning and is now traveling home after assisting in Hurricane Dorian response ef...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Kansas Search & Rescue Task Force Team Now Moves to North Carolina

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Topeka, KS. – The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies has been released from its deployment in Florida and is now traveling to North Carolina to continue assisting in Hurricane Dorian response efforts.

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Posted on: September 2, 2019

Kansas Search and Rescue Task Force Team Deployed to Florida for Hurricane Response

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Topeka, KS. – An Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies has been deployed to Florida for Hurricane Dorian response efforts. Kansas Task Force 1 (KS-TF1) has rostered a team of 42 first responders fr...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall from 2017 Still On-Going

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This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Kansas K-12 Schools Crisis Drill Requirement Drops to Nine Per Year

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(TOPEKA) — Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 128 into law on April 10, 2019, changing the number of safety drills K-12 schools in Kansas must perform each year from 16 to nine.

As schools across the state of Kansas know, Senate Bill 109 changed the l...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

2020 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

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Topeka, Kan. – The application period for the FY2020 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant (KFRSG) is now open until the grant deadline of Oct. 1, 2019. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) makes this grant possible through its ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Radiation and Radioactive Risk

For Immediate Release

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has received inquiries recently around nuclear energy and Skille...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Child Care Center Active Shooter Lock Down Variance

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The Office of the State Fire Marshal is issuing a state-wide variance from certain requirements of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code relating to the means of egress for child care center, preschool, and head start (CCC/PS/HS) locations. This variance extend...

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