Office of the Fire Marshal

The Office of the Fire Marshal is responsible for delivering several programs relating to fire and life safety as identified in the Fire Prevention Act. Duties include:

  • Fire investigations and fire loss reporting;
  • Fire and life safety inspections/enforcement;
  • Fire service training;
  • Public safety and risk management education and prevention programming;
  • Reviewing building plans to ensure compliance with adopted codes and standards; and
  • Enforcement of the Fire Prevention Act.

Contact Us

To ensure a timely response to any inquiries, please ensure it has been directed to the appropriate location and individual as outlined below:

For interpretation and clarification of construction codes and standards, matters concerning plan review of construction projects, building change of use, please contact:

OFM Plan Review at: plan_review@gov.nt.ca (867) 767-9161 ext. 21028

For matters concerning Community Fire Protection and Prevention Planning, Fire Safety Inspection and Fire Investigations, please contact the Regional Assistant Fire Marshal in your region as follows:

North Slave Regional Assistant Fire Marshal - john_ritchie@gov.nt.ca / (867) 767-9167 ext. 21133

South Slave Regional Assistant Fire Marshal - Adam_McNab@gov.nt.ca (867) 872-6535

Sahtu Regional Assistant Fire Marshal  - (867) 587-7115

Beaufort Delta Regional Assistant Fire Marshal - Colin_Allen@gov.nt.ca / (867) 777-7297

Dehcho Regional Assistant Fire Marshal - shane_seaman@gov.nt.ca / (867) 695-7230

Media inquires can be directed to:

MACA's Senior Communications Planning Advisor - jay_boast@gov.nt.ca/ (867) 767-9162 ext. 21044

For all other inquires, please contact:

Territorial Fire Marshal - (867) 767-9161 ext. 21030