Inspection of public buildings and enforcement of the Connecticut Fire Safety Code, Connecticut Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, Connecticut Oil Burning Code, Connecticut Gas Equipment and Piping Code, Connecticut Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code and Liquefied Natural Gas Code, Connecticut Fireworks and Special Effects Code, and Explosive Regulations as prescribed by Connecticut General Statutes.
- Investigates the cause and origin of fires and explosions
- Inspection of manufacturing facilities storing or manufacturing hazardous materials
- License inspections for day care centers, health care occupancies, residential board and care facilities, and occupancies serving liquor
- Conducts plan reviews for construction and alteration to all structures with the exception of one- and two-family dwellings
- Conducts code consultation inspections for architects, engineers, developers and design professionals
- Conducts Certificate of Occupancy inspections
- Inspects transportation vehicles and facilities used in conjunction with flammable liquids and gases
- Issues permits for blasting activities
- Participates in administrative review for new projects and development
- Conducts fire prevention training programs, fire extinguisher, evacuation drills, equipment safety and distributes public service announcements and press releases
- Enforces statutes related to space heaters
- Inspects gasoline service stations, dry cleaning & dry dyeing establishments
- Administers manufacture employer hazardous materials notification law
- Inspects and enforces Connecticut requirements regarding the use of sparklers and fountains
- Conducts site inspections of fireworks and special effects, carnivals, fairs, amusement rides, tents and outdoor assemblies
- Maintains vital statistics and reports
- Serves as local Open Burning Official
- Inspects one- and two-family dwellings on complaints pertaining to smoke detection and warning equipment
- Administers quarterly reporting of automatic sprinklers systems in nursing homes
- Maintains mandatory professional career development certification through continuing education
To provide high quality, efficient and comprehensive services through technology, communications and professionalism to ensure continuing enhancement of the quality of life.
Goals & Objectives
Objectives include expanding fire preventions programs and implementing protocol required by the Uniform Fire Prevention Code, including local ordinance modification, occupancy and inspection cataloging, and procedures for the development and implementation of an infraction system. Continue to provide efficient customer service while managing increasing community demands. The ongoing goal of the Fire Marshal’s Office is to provide a community which is reasonably safe from the ravages of fire, smoke and panic, through successful elements of risk reduction methods, including enforcement, education, planning and investigation.