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Fire Marshal Program Performs Well; Boiler Safety Function, Measures Need Improvement, Report No. 01-31, June 2001
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The State Fire Marshal Program investigates arson, promotes fire prevention, and trains firefighters to prevent loss of life and property. Our review found that
  • the program provides beneficial public safety services; 
  • there is no compelling reason to change its organizational placement; 
  • performance measures, which were legislatively mandated, and supplemental data show that the program is performing reasonably well; but
  • the program could improve the accuracy and usefulness of some performance measures and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its boiler safety function.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Financial Services Fire Marshal

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 03-14 Progress Report: Division of State Fire Marshal Implements Several OPPAGA Recommendations, published in February 2003.
  • Report No. 01-67 Special Report: Fire Department Coordination Beneficial; Merger Guidelines Would Be Helpful, published in December 2001.
  • Report No. 95-22 Review of Independent Special Districts That Provide Infrastructure and Services to the Public, published in December 1995.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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