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Eligibility Requirements

Deputy Fire Marshal I

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. At least 20 and 1/2 years of age.
  2. Possession of an Associates' degree or higher in Fire Protection Technology, Fire Investigation, Criminal Justice or related field.
  3. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

OR

  1. At least 20 and 1/2 years of age.
  2. Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  3. Knowledge of conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
  4. Knowledge of interpreting national and local building and fire codes.
  5. Knowledge of reviewing and approving site plans, building plans, fire protection system plans and mechanical plans.
  6. Knowledge of narrative report writing.
  7. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

The deputy fire marshal I applicant must pass a physical, medical, vision, and psychological examination to be eligible to attend the Delaware State Police Academy. Successful completion of the DSP Training Academy entails a 22 week residential program in Dover Delaware to obtain the Council on Police Training certificate. Recruits live at the Academy Monday - Friday. An extensive criminal background investigation is conducted on the applicant.





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