Mississippi State Fire Marshal

State Chief Deputy Fire Marshal

State Chief Deputy Fire Marshal

Connie Dolan was named Chief Deputy Fire Marshal on January 1, 2023. Dolan oversees more than 50 employees and runs the day-to-day operations of the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO).

Dolan served as SFMO Assistant Chief Deputy from August 2021 until her appointment as Chief Deputy. She has worked for the SFMO as a Regulatory and Compliance Inspector and Fire Investigator since 2018. Prior to joining the SFMO, Dolan worked for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Vicksburg Police Department. She has extensive training and certifications in a variety of law enforcement and fire programs.

Dolan and her husband John live in Vicksburg. They enjoy camping and traveling with their children and grandchildren

The State Fire Marshal section provides the following information and resources. Click on a link to go directly to a particular topic.

Factory-Built Homes

Licensing, forms, safety tips, contact information, and more.

Fire Code Enforcement

Duties\Statutory Authority, Application for Special State/Local Inspector, Building Plan Review Request, Mississippi Fire Prevention Code, contact information, and more.

Fire Investigations

Duties\Statutory Authority, Fire Damage Registry for Insurance Companies, Fire Information Request, Civilian Fire Casualty Report, contact information, and more.

Fire Safety Education

Fire Safety Education Officers, education and resources, Burn Injury Report, Civilian Fire Casualty Report, contact information, and more.

Fire Services Development

State Fire Coordinator, mission, forms, contact information, and more.


Instructions for obtaining a permit, permit application, and contact information.

Mississippi Electronic Protection Systems

Rules and regulations, application and forms, Approved CEU Courses, Mississippi Electronic Protection Systems Board, and contact information.

Fire Standard Compliant Cigarettes (FSCC)

FSCC Certification, how FSCC Cigarettes work, how retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and consumers are affected, resources and more.

Elevator\Escalator Inspections

Licensing for elevator contractors\limited elevator contractors, elevator inspectors, and elevator mechanics\limited elevator mechanics.

Liquefied Compressed Gas

Mission, laws and regulations, forms, State Liquefied Compressed Gas Board, PERC Fund, inspectors, contact information, and more.

State Fire Marshal Mission

The mission of the State Fire Marshal’s Office is to foster, promote and develop ways and means of protecting life and property from fire and related perils through direct action and coordination with Mississippi fire and law enforcement services.

The Commissioner of Insurance is by virtue of his office the State Fire Marshal and shall appoint the State Chief Deputy Fire Marshal. The Chief Deputy Fire Marshal along with other members of his staff have the primary duties of investigating the origin of fires occurring within this State to which his attention is called by the Chief of the Fire Department or other local law enforcement authority of any county or municipality. It is the duty of the Chief Deputy Fire Marshal to investigate or have investigated any fire requested by any party in interest, whenever in his judgment, there is sufficient evidence or circumstances indicating that such fire may be of an intentional or incendiary origin, Miss. Code Ann. § 45-11-1.

The State Chief Deputy Fire Marshal is charged with the enforcement of Mississippi Fire Prevention Code, Miss. Code Ann. § 45-11-101, regarding the inspection of all buildings owned by the state or state agencies, places of public assembly and sprinkler systems of high-rise buildings. In addition, the State Chief Deputy Fire Marshal is charged with regulating Manufactured Housing, Miss. Code Ann. § 75-49-1, which requires licensing of dealers, manufacturers, and independent contracted installer/transporters. Also, the State Chief Deputy Fire Marshal serves as the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for the Department of Housing Urban Development for the State of Mississippi.

Contact Us
Physical Address:Phone Numbers:
State Fire Marshal’s Office
Mississippi Insurance Department
239 N. Lamar Street, Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39201
Mississippi Insurance Department – 601-359-3569
State Fire Marshal’s Office – 601-359-1061
Fax – 601-359-1076
Mailing Address:Email:
State Fire Marshal’s Office
P.O. Box 79
Jackson, MS 39205
State Fire Marshal’s Office