Regulatory and Economic Development
State Fire Marshal
With a biennial budget of approximately $7.3 million and a staff of 33 personnel in 4 divisions the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety (DFPES) efficiently serves the state of Wyoming fulfilling its many required challenges.
Mission Statement: “Through quality service and motivated employees, work in concert with our customers to protect life and property from fire and electrical hazards.”
Our Principles: With effective communication, work in collaboration with other state departments and organizations to help achieve fire safe communities for Wyoming citizens to enjoy. Currently we go far beyond these statements by participation in education, data collection and awareness on the constantly changing environment that affects the fire and electrical industry.
Agency Background and Structure
The Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety (DFPES) was created by an act of the 33rd Legislature during the 1955 session. The department consists of several districts located in Cheyenne and around the state. The clients served by our agency include the fire service, electricians, law enforcement, architects, engineers, building and fire code officials, federal/state/county and municipal agencies, building and electrical contractors, the electrical industry, media, business owners and the general public.
Training Division - The Wyoming Fire Academy in Riverton was acquired for the purpose of being the central location of training for all aspects of the fire service. Serving Volunteer and Career firefighters alike it is intended to meet one of our primary statutorily mandated responsibilities which is the training of Wyoming's Firefighters. We look at all aspects of fire suppression and fire prevention, and by using the most current information available, provide training to all levels of the fire service. Generally speaking fire investigations are supervised in this division.
Electrical Division - Oversight of all electrical licensing, electrical plan review and inspections of new and existing electrical installations of public buildings and state owned buildings. This division investigates all electrocutions occurring in Wyoming.
Prevention Division - Oversight of fire inspections, fire and life safety plan reviews for all new public buildings and others required by statute. Also includes new data reporting and management systems including NIFRS, Emergency Reporting and others.
Administration Division - General oversight of all divisions but including budgetary, human resource, policy, planning, records and data management.