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Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal

Current Focus

2023 Illinois Fire Department PFAS Foam Survey

The OSFM has been tasked with surveying all Illinois fire departments to determine the prevalence and use of Class B firefighting foam that contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Only personnel authorized by their department should complete this survey.
Please complete this survey by November 15, 2023.

FY 24 Small Equipment Grant Application Period Now Open

The OSFM is excited to announce the application period is now open for the Small Equipment Grant Program. The OSFM will award $4 million to eligible fire departments and ambulance services for the purchase of small firefighting and ambulance equipment. All interested departments should send an application to OSFM electronically or postmarked no later than December 15, 2023.

Confined Space Technician

As part of the rule changes that were adopted by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) on January 1, 2023, the Confined Space Technician certification was added to the firefighter certification program.  

Day Care and Residential Board and Care Facilities Questions

Find factsheets and requirements for Day Care and Residential Board and Care Facilities...

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