Welcome to the New Mexico Fire Marshal's Association
The New Mexico Fire Marshals are dedicated to the protection of life and property to the citizens of New Mexico through proactive education, and enforcement.
The purpose of this association is to:
- Unite for mutual benefit of those engaged in fire and life safety issues within the State of New Mexico;
- Provide an open forum for members for networking;
- Further fire and life safety and support codes and standards promulgated by nationally recognized code, groups (i.e. ICC International Code Council and NFPA, National Fire Protection Association).
- Provide a vehicle for dissemination of fire and life safety information to various agencies;
- Serve as technical adisor to national, state, and local legislators;
- Promote fire safety education for all persons within the State of New Mexico;
- Serve in a consulting capacity to personnel outside the fire service;
- Work with other state and national organizations in promoting fire and life safety and;
- Provide opportunities for educational, professional, and leadership development through meetings, workshops, and seminars.
Congratulations to James Abner on his appointment as Principal on the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Marshal Professional Qualifications (PQU-FMA). Your interest category for this committee is Enforcing Authority.
Advocating for Home Fire Sprinklers
One of the goals of the Fire Sprinkler Initiative (FSI) is to give home fire sprinkler advocates the tools they need to encourage local governments to adopt legislation mandating these life-saving systems for all new one- and two-family homes. Members of the fire service and other safety advocates are in a unique position to influence the legislative process as leaders in the community. They can speak to the death and destruction they see every day caused by home fires and how home fire sprinklers can help reduce these painful losses.
Solid Fuel Cooking Appliances in Commerical Occupancies
NFPA Journal highlights the potentially serious problems that can occur with solid fuel and the resulting creosote buildup and explores what AHJs need to know about solid-fuel cooking fires in commercial establishments. This an excellent article concerning the increase of fires related to solid fuel cooking appliances in resturants, and outlines the requirements from NFPA 96. I encourage you to read the article. To read the article click here.