The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is committed to and values diversity among
Diversity refers to the specific traits and characteristics that make people unique, such as race,
ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
Inclusion involves empowering and encouraging those
classified as diverse to work together in a collaborative way to further the organizations mission.
Equality means every individual has an equal opportunity to live prosperous lives and advance
their skill sets.
The OSFM sees diversity as a strength, and inclusion as a way to leverage that strength into
action. A diverse agency will help bring different ideas to the table and further and strengthen
the mission of the agency.
The OSFM encourages our partners to embark on this journey and evaluate their organizations
DEI efforts. Establishing a working group helps to build trust amongst diverse groups and will
strengthen organizations as more voices, ideas and collaborative efforts are embraced.
OSFM DEI External Outreach Packet Fall 2021