Auditor McGuiness: Volunteer Fire Service Saved Delawareans $255.7M for FY21, Annual Fire Report Shows
DOVER, DEL. – State Auditor Kathy McGuiness estimates the state’s volunteer fire service saved Delaware taxpayers nearly $255.7 million in fiscal year 2021. “Delaware’s fire service is, and always has been, a tremendous asset to Delawareans,” McGuiness said. “As my team does every year, they performed a detailed cost analysis and identified what it would […]
State Fire Marshal | Date Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds all citizens and visitors of Delaware that fireworks are illegal to possess, use, or sell in the State of Delaware. This includes sparklers and sky lanterns.
The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is offering up to $4,500 in grants to help fire companies in the First State improve their readiness and ability to fight wildfires. The deadline is May 1 and the form is available on-line. Funded by the U.S. Forest Service, the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program has provided more than 120 grants worth almost $300,000 to Delaware volunteer fire companies over the past 10 years. All grants require a 50-50 cost-share match and priority will be given to applicants that have not received funding in the past three years.
State Fire Marshal | Date Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office has determined that this afternoon’s fire in Dover, DE was accidental. The blaze, reported shortly before 3:00 pm, occurred in the unit block of State Circle, Capitol Park. The Dover Fire Department responded to the call and extinguished a fire inside the kitchen of the dwelling. A 50 year […]
State Fire Marshal | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
February 21, 2015 The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a fire that heavily damaged a Wilmington, Delaware home. The Elsmere Fire Company was dispatched to the 200 block of South Ford Avenue in Colonial Heights for a house fire shortly before 1:00 am. Firefighters arrived on scene with flames shooting from the dwelling. […]