Office of the Fire Marshal

Contact Us

Roger O. Sutherland

Assistant Chief
Chief Deputy Fire Marshal 

Physical Address
1225 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554

Phone: 540-658-8648

Fire MarshalThe Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of residents, business, visitors and first-responders from the devastating consequences of fires, explosions and hazardous materials throughout Stafford County. The cumulative efforts of inspections, investigations, and innovation by the Fire Marshal’s Office helps to prevent emergency incidents, lower property insurance costs, foster sustainable economic development, reduce firefighter injuries and increase the quality of life in Stafford County.

As the primary agency enforcing the Fire Prevention Code, the FMO continuously coordinates with a variety of agency partners including the Stafford County Building Official as well as the Sheriff's Office, ATF and other law enforcement agencies.

ARSON TIP LINE: 540-658-8574

Codes & Guidelines
Part I Building And Fire Code Guidelines (PDF)
Part II New Construction Inspections And Acceptance Testing (PDF)
Part III Certification Completion Book (PDF)

Burn Laws & Fireworks
Please call before you burn  540-658-4440; it's the law!
View the 2021 Permissible Fireworks

Smoke Alarms
In need of a smoke alarm? Fill out this form here and select "smoke alarm installation". 
Crowd Management
Crowd Management certification good for 3 years. For training, click here

Knox Box Information
Installation Guidelines

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