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U.S. Territories Fire Code Enforcement: American Samoa – U.S. Virgin Islands

The following list contains contact information for the Office of the Fire Marshal for each of the listed territories. In some cases, the code enforcement agency may not be the Fire Marshal, which is noted. Important historical fires and disasters which have had an impact on fire codes are also detailed.

Every attempt has been made to ensure that this information is current, but for the latest information, always refer to the local agency responsible for code enforcement in your region.

American Samoa Fire Marshall

American Samoa
American Samoa Government
Department of Public Safety
Territory of American Samoa
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: 684-633-1111
Fax: 684-633-7296

The American Samoa Department of Public Safety is responsible for police law enforcement, corrections, and fire protection.

Fire Facts:
  • On January 30, 1974 a Boeing 707 crashed during landing in Pago Pago, while only 1 crewmember was seriously injured during the crash, 97 of the 101 passengers and crew would die from the post crash fire. The passengers who survived the accident said that the impact forces were only slightly more severe than a normal landing. After the crash, the primary exit doors were not opened, and the press of the panicked crowd trapped most of the passengers within the plane. Post crash analysis noted that the crash was survivable. Injuries sustained by the fatally injured passengers as well as the surviving passengers were a direct result of the post crash fire. All surviving passengers reported that they listened to the pre-takeoff briefings and that they reviewed the passenger information pamphlets and so were aware of their nearest exits. The majority of the passengers were noted to have attempted to flee via the main exits, indicating that either "they did not comprehend the pre-takeoff briefing or they reacted to the emergency without thinking." To this day it remains the single worst accident in American Samoa.
Guam Fire Marshal


Fire Chief
Building 1617/1619
East Sunset Boulevard Tiyan
Phone: 671-642-3454
Fax: 671-642-2012

The Guam Fire Department Prevention Bureau is responsible for the enforcement of fire law's and regulations.

Northern Mariana Islands Fire Marshal

Northern Mariana Islands
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Department of Public Safety
Jose M. Sablan Bldg.
P.O. Box 500791
Civic Center, Susupe
Saipan, MP 96950
Rota Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 917
Rota, MP 96950
Tinian Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 911
Tinian, MP 96950
Phone: 670-664-9140

Law enforcement, fire fighting, and the department of motor vehicles are three of the divisions of the Department of Public Safety of The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Puerto Rico Fire Marshal

Puerto Rico
Cuerpo de Bomberos de Puerto Rico
Casa Lee, Calle Loíza 2432 Esq. Calle Doncella
Punta Las Marías
San Juan, PR00908-3325
P.O. Box 13325
San Juan, PR00908-3325
Phone: 787-725-3444
Fax: 787-765-5085

The Cuerpo de Bomberos de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Fire Corps) is the fire department for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It was established in 1942 under the Puerto Rico Fire Services.

Fire Facts:
  • On December 31, 1986, a fire set by three disgruntled employees of the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, killed 97 and injured 140. At the time the hotel was built (1964), neither Federal nor Puerto Rico law required fire sprinklers.
U.S. Virgin Islands Fire Marshal

U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Croix
Golden Rock Shopping Center
3000 Estate Golden Rock, Suite 9
St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-773-2226
Fax: 340-773-6982
St. John
Administrative Complex
"The Battery"
St. John, VI 00830
Phone: 340-693-8036
Fax: 340-776-6989
St. Thomas
Prop. & Procurement Bldg.
8201 Sub Base, Suite 1
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-3130
Fax: 340 776-8303
Fire Service
Telephone: STT 340-774-7610 / STX 340-773-8050

The US Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs takes the lead in "protecting the health, safety, and rights of the consumer through assistance, education and enforcement of Virgin Islands consumer protection laws." The Virgin Islands Fire Service performs fire safety inspections and enforces local fire codes.

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