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800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
785-296-3403
jill.bronaugh@ks.gov
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Governor Brownback’s Proclamation Recognizes 100 Years of Service by the Office of the State Fire Marshal

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A picture of Governor Brownback with OSFM staff and former fire marshals at signing of Proclamation recognizing OSFM's 100th birthday
TOPEKA - March 21, 2013 – On March 10, 1913, the Kansas Legislature passed the bill creating the Office of the State Fire Marshal, which was signed by Governor George Hodges. Tomorrow, Governor Sam Brownback will sign a Proclamation recognizing 100 Years of Service of the Office of the State Fire Marshal, which to this day has been dedicated to protecting the lives and property of Kansans from fire, explosions and accidents involving hazardous chemicals.

Those in attendance at the signing ceremony in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office will include the current Fire Marshal, Doug Jorgensen, plus four former Fire Marshals: Ed Redmon (1977 – 1988, 1992 – 1995), Jack Alexander (2004 – 2007), Dan McLaughlin (2007), and Terry Maple (2011-2012). Others in attendance will include division chiefs Rose Rozmiarek, Chief of Investigations; Brenda McNorton, Chief of Prevention, Dan Thompson, Chief of Hazardous Materials; and Karl McNorton, former Chief of Prevention.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013

WHERE: Kansas State Capitol, Second Floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Office

Proclamation:

TO THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS, GREETINGS:

WHEREAS, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the citizens and guests of the Great State of Kansas from the hazards of fire, explosions and accidents involving hazardous chemicals; and

WHEREAS, The Office of the State Fire Marshal is devoted to cooperate and work hand in hand with both State and Federal fire and life safety services across the state; and

WHEREAS, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is devoted to improving the quality of life of Kansans through public education on fire safety, inspection of properties in which citizens dwell and congregate, and investigation of incidents involving fire and hazardous chemicals; and

WHEREAS, The Office of the State Fire Marshal has been protecting the lives and properties of Kansans since 1913 and pledges to continue to pursue its mission in order to better serve the citizens and guests of the Great State of Kansas:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sam Brownback, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, do hereby recognize March 2013 as the

100th Anniversary of the Office of the State Fire Marshal

and urge all citizens to celebrate the Agency’s past successes while looking forward to the continuing responsibility of the agency to keep the citizens of the state safe from fire, explosion and hazardous material incidents.

Reception:
The Office of the State Fire Marshal will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Reception and Open House to be held on April 4 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Jayhawk Tower’s Florentine Room.

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Contact:
Kevin Doel
Public Information Officer
Office of the State Fire Marshal
700 SW Jackson, Suite 700
Topeka, KS 66603
Office: 785-296-4290
Email: kevin.doel@ksfm.ks.gov