Office of the State Fire Marshal – Keene Housing Project – Mechanical Licensing Investigation



John J. Barthelmes, Commissioner


Division of Fire Safety

Office of the State Fire Marshal

J. William Degnan, State Fire Marshal

New Hampshire State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan announces a licensing compliance investigation at 57 Ralston Street in Keene, New Hampshire has resulted in citations.


On Monday April 6, 2015, a mechanical inspector from the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office – Bureau of Building Safety & Construction issued citations to two individuals who were found performing unlicensed plumbing work within the City of Keene.


The individuals were identified as Mr. Corey T. Allen of Westfield, MA and Michael G. Mulcare of Hatfield, MA. Both individuals are employed by DF Plumbing and Mechanical of Belchertown, MA. Both individuals will be arraigned at 8:30AM on June 10, 2015 in the Keene Circuit Court.


As part of routine compliance inspections in the Keene area, inspectors discovered that two of four individuals working on the housing project job site were not properly licensed to perform plumbing work in the State of New Hampshire.  In August of 2011, and again in May of 2012, DF Plumbing and Mechanical had received written warnings for similar licensing compliance issues at other housing projects in Keene, NH.


Marshal Degnan would like to warn all citizens of the dangers and health risks associated with improperly installed plumbing systems, and cautions everyone to make sure that the contractor they choose has the proper qualifications and respective licenses for the requested work.


If you have had any plumbing work performed recently, and question if the work completed required credentials, please consult your local building department or our office at the numbers listed below.


Any further inquiries can be directed to the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office – Bureau of Building Safety, Inspector Donald Carpia Jr., or Chief Inspector Jeffrey Cyr at (603) 223-4289.