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Fire Marshal - Burn Injury/Fatality Reporting

Georgia Statute 25-2-32.1 requires the reporting of a select group of burn injuries to the State Fire Marshal.

This law, enacted in 1992, is intended to provide information that will support public fire safety education programs, as well as aid in fire / arson and fire death investigations.

The statute requires that a health professional file a written report with the State Fire Marshal within 72 hours after being notified of a burn injury or wound that the professional is called upon to treat, dress, or bandage. The following burn injuries are subject to reporting:

  • Second or third degree burns to five (5) percent or more of the body
  • Burns to the upper respiratory tract
  • Laryngeal edema from inhaling superheated air
  • Burn injury or wound that may result in the victim’s death

Click here to find the Burn Injury Report
Click here to find the Fire Fatality Report

Please down load and complete the appropriate documents for reporting burn injuries or fire fatalities. Please email the completed forms within 72 hours to: Karla Richter at (krichter@sfm.ga.gov).

If you have any questions, you may contact Karla at 404-463-6512 for assistance.

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