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Division of Fire and Life Safety

Director's Office

Our Mission is to prevent the loss of life and property from fire and explosion. Fire safety is improved through three means. Our bureaus are formed on that basis.

I invite you to browse our pages and take advantage of the opportunity to know us better and learn how you and those you care for can be fire safe.


I believe that fire safety is an individual responsibility but it is our role to provide resources to assist in that effort.

Help us to help you make Alaska a fire safe place in which to live, work, and play.

Governor Mike Dunleavy has proclaimed May, 2021 as
Building Safety Month in Alaska


FEMA Releases
Building Codes Save:
Nationwide Study


New Fire Sprinkler Tax Incentives

New commercial fire sprinkler tax benefits close a loophole in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—but the full advantage starts to phase out after 2022...
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Special Notice from DNR
Burning in Alaska: Department of Natural Resources Updates... Read More
Plan Review Notice
Now is the time to submit your construction project plans to the State of Alaska, Plan Review to avoid the spring and summer heavy construction season. Proper planning and early submittal will speed up the review process during our busy time period. Submit a complete plan review application and supporting documents to avoid any delay in the processing. After receiving full payment, we anticipate a four to six week processing time. Once your plans are approved you have six months to begin construction so don't wait until the last minute.
2021 Alaska Fire Death Total - 15
2020 Alaska Fire Death Total - 16