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Fire Marshal's Office



The mission of the Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services, Division of the Fire Marshal's Office is to protect our community from the perils of fire, explosions and other hazardous conditions. This mission will be accomplished through fire prevention education, fire investigations and compliance inspections following the applicable regulations of Allegheny County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We will actively participate with our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all resources made available, to provide safety and excellent customer service to the citizens, businesses and visitors of Allegheny County.


Our vision is to maintain the standard of being the premier fire and explosion investigation unit to provide a community, which is reasonably safe from the ravages of fire through successful elements of risk reduction methods, including enforcement, education, planning and investigation.

About the Fire Marshal's Office

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office has been an integral part of government in Allegheny County for 57 years. Pennsylvania Commonwealth Law within the Second Class County Code requires the County to investigate the origin and cause of fires as requested to do so. Philadelphia County is similar to Allegheny, and the Pennsylvania State Police investigate fires in the other sixty-five (65) counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office is a Division within the Department of Emergency Services. The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for investigating the origin and cause of all fires in Allegheny County which either the local Police or Fire Departments request the service. The Fire Marshal's Office is also required to permit all underground and aboveground storage tanks of flammable liquids. There are over seven hundred gas stations within the County, which the office also inspects, permits, and monitors.

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