Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 28.2
Office of State Fire Marshal

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-28.2-6

§ 23-28.2-6. Additional powers and duties of fire marshal.

In carrying out the purposes of this chapter, the state fire marshal is authorized and directed:

(1) To procure in his or her discretion as many deputy state fire marshals and assistant deputy state fire marshals as needed, and the temporary or intermittent services of experts or consultants or organizations thereof, by contract, when the services are to be performed on a part-time or fee-for-service basis and do not involve the performance of administrative duties;

(2) To enter into agreements for the utilization of the facilities and services of the division of occupational safety, or its successors, to the extent that he or she considers it desirable to effectuate the purposes of this chapter, and to enter into agreements for the utilization of the facilities and services of other departments, agencies, and institutions, public or private;

(3) To accept on behalf of the state and to deposit with the general treasurer any grant, gift, or contribution made to assist in meeting the cost of carrying out the purposes of this code, and to expend the same for such purposes;

(4) To supervise or conduct any fire safety inspections required by any other state or federal agencies;

(5) To formulate, coordinate, implement, or cause implementation of, appropriate education and training programs relating to fire fighting training, fire prevention, fire protection, fire inspection, and fire investigation.

(6) To support, in coordination with the state building commissioner and the office of regulatory reform, the purchase or lease and operation of a web-accessible service and/or system to be utilized by the state and municipalities for a uniform, statewide electronic plan review, permit management and inspection system and other programs described in this chapter.

(7) To coordinate with the state building commissioner on the submission of a report to the governor and general assembly on or before April 1, 2013 and each April 1st thereafter, providing the status of the web-accessible service and/or system implementation and any recommendations for process or system improvement.

History of Section.
P.L. 1966, ch. 216, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-28.2-5; P.L. 1973, ch. 176, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-28.2-3; P.L. 1975, ch. 165, § 7; 1981, ch. 269, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 4, § 20.