Fire Marshal's Office

The Chester County Fire Marshal's office is committed to providing a proactive approach to fire safety, prevention and education through:
  • fire origin and cause investigation
  • community outreach
  • youthful fire setting intervention
  • assisting municipalities in a wide variety of code issues.  
The Fire Marshal's office works closely with other county departments, the Pennsylvania State Police, and local law enforcement.

Fire Investigation

Fire origin and cause investigations are the most basic form of fire prevention. Fire investigations lead to a recognition of trends in human behavior patterns, product design, building codes and other industrial standards. Through this recognition of trends, public outreach can address human behavior patterns, recalls and problems with workmanship and installation can be addressed; codes and standards can be developed.

In Chester County, fire marshals are requested to conduct fire origin and cause investigations by the fire service, municipalities, or local residents as required by law. The Fire Marshal's Office works in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal's Unit and local law enforcement at fire investigations.

Request a Fire Origin and Cause Report

Complete the Fire Origin and Cause Report Request Form. Print and mail to the address on the form, along with a payment of $75 (payable to "County of Chester").

Youth Fire and Injury Reduction and Education Program (Y-FIRE)

Children are naturally curious about fire.  When this curiosity becomes experimental, it is dangerous, and even deadly. Youth fire setting behavior is grossly under-reported. The Chester County Youth Fire and Injury Reduction and Education Program (Y-FIRE) is a confidential program designed to reduce the risk of fire injury and death caused by youth with fire setting behaviors. Our goal is not to give the child a "record" or to send them to "Juvie" but to implement appropriate intervention strategies.

The program partners with families, community organizations, school professionals, fire service, law enforcement, and social services to provide the education and intervention resources, materials and training.

For more information view our brochure or contact us at 610-344-5054 or [email protected]

Municipality Fire Code Questions and Concerns

The Chester County Fire Marshal's Office assists municipalities in a wide variety of code issues and questions.

Member of the public, please note:  in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the local municipality has primary jurisdiction.  Always check first with your municipality to ensure compliance with all municipal code and ordinance.