TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-28.2
Division of Fire Safety

SECTION 23-28.2-4


§ 23-28.2-4 Duties and responsibilities of state fire marshal.

The state fire marshal, as the authority having jurisdiction, shall have the authority to enforce and perform the duties required by the Comprehensive Fire Safety Act, chapter 28.01 of this title, by the Fire Safety Code, chapters 28.1 – 28.39 of this title, and all codes referenced therein are adopted thereunder, and all other provisions of the general laws and public laws insofar as such powers and duties relate to fires, fire prevention, fire protection, fire inspection, and fire investigation. It shall also be the duty of the state fire marshal to enforce all laws of this state in regard to:

(1) The keeping, storage, use, manufacture, sale, handling, transportation, or other disposition of explosives and inflammable materials.

(2) Conducting and supervising fire safety inspections of all buildings regulated by the code within the state.

(3) It shall be the duty of the state fire marshal and his or her deputies to certify to any state or federal agency whether or not any building covered satisfies the requirements of chapters 28.1 – 28.39 of this title and all codes referenced therein and adopted thereunder.

(4) It shall the duty of the fire marshal to plan for and oversee the comprehensive, professional, and consistent enforcement of the fire safety code.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 216, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-28.2-3; P.L. 1973, ch. 176, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-28.2-2; P.L. 1975, ch. 165, § 5; P.L. 1976, ch. 271, § 1C; P.L. 1978, ch. 281, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 106, § 4; P.L. 2003, ch. 107, § 4; P.L. 2004, ch. 220, § 3; P.L. 2004, ch. 225, § 3; P.L. 2005, ch. 151, § 4; P.L. 2005, ch. 155, § 4.)