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State Fire Marshal

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

What you need to know

​​Most fatal fires in Minnesota happen where people feel safest -- in their homes. That's the bad news. The good news is that most fires are preventable if families simply take the time to discuss fire prevention.
The information on the pages in the gray navigation bar to your left will help you teach yourself and your children about ways to prevent a fire in your home. It will also help you ​drastically improve the chances your family escapes a fire unharmed. 
A great place to start is by enlisting the help of Sparky the Fire Dog. Sparky is perfect for teaching fire and life safety to children because he can communicate with them on their level.