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Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal

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​Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighter Medal Of Honor Ceremony

The 31st Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Firefighter Medal of Honor Awards Ceremony is set for Tuesday, May 14th.

The Fallen Firefighter Memorial service will be held at the firefighter memorial on the grounds of the Illinois State Capitol beginning at 10 AM. Following the ceremony at the capitol, the Medal of Honor Ceremony will take place at the Bank of Springfield Center. 

Volunteer Emergency Worker Credit

The submission of the attestation by the Fire Chief has been extended until February 29, 2024. 

The volunteer emergency worker credit is a $500 non-refundable credit that can be used to reduce your Illinois individual income tax liability.  The credit is awarded to volunteer fire service emergency workers that apply for, qualify for, and are awarded the credit.  The aggregate amount of all tax credits awarded in any calendar year may not exceed $5,000,000. Credits shall be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The FY 2023 AFG application period is OPEN through March 8, 2024, at 5 P.M. EST.

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations.


Fire Prevention and Life Safety Award

The OSFM Fire Prevention and Life Safety Award nomination period is now open. Provide a brief summary of how this person/department has shown extraordinary efforts in the furtherance of fire prevention and life safety. Nominations are due by March 1, 2024.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Illinoisans will be turning up their thermostats to stay warm during the winter season, which brings an increased risk for home fires and carbon monoxide incidents. Unlike smoke, carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas only detectable by special devices and CO alarms. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) encourages residents to have their furnaces checked, change furnace filters, and make sure carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke detectors are functioning properly.

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