The Fire Prevention, Inspection & Investigation Division, also known as the Fire Marshal’s Division, consists of the Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, and Fire Inspectors.
Edward Shirley, Deputy Fire Marshal
The Fire Prevention, Inspection & Investigation Division provides fire and life safety educational programs for schools, organizations, and the general public. We are also required to investigate every fire in the District according to State Law. These investigations are to find the cause and origin of each and every fire. In addition this division will provide fire and life safety protection by conducting building inspections and enforcing the Connecticut Fire Safety Codes.
LIQUOR, DAY CARE, BLASTING & TANK INSTALLATION PERMITS/INSPECTIONS
Please submit requests for Liquor, Day Care and Tank Installation inspections and permit signing AT LEAST 5 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE INSPECTION. Requests should be submitted to:
SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS
Walk-in hours for special event permit signing are weekdays 8:00am-4:00pm; however, an appointment is encouraged to ensure staff is available. Contact the Fire Marshal's office to set up an appointment.
You will need the following:
- Current copy of insurance for the event (minimum one (1) million dollars)Floor plan of the event, including cooking equipment location (if applicable) portable fire extinguishers may be required
- Will there be tents over 10' x 10'? If yes, an inspection by the Fire Marshal's office is required prior to the event (minimum three (3) days notice)
- Will the event be held after dark? If yes, you will need lighting, illuminated exit signs, emergency lighting (extension cords shall not be used improperly)
CONSTRUCTION PLAN REVIEWS – RENOVATIONS OR NEW CONSTRUCTION
As a part of the town's building construction permit process, the Fire Marshal conducts construction plan reviews for:
- All commercial properties and those properties regulated by the CT State Fire Safety Code.
- New construction projects
- Renovations or additions to multi-family dwellings
- We require that all current State of Connecticut adopted codes specific to your project to be listed on all plans submitted with the statement that the submitted plans comply with the stated code(s). No exceptions, your project will be delayed without this information. Current adopted codes can be found at ct.gov
- We require two (2) hard copies of all plans and specifications be submitted for review, architect and planning and zoning stamped approval if required must be on the plans submitted for review. Additionally all plans over 5,000 square feet will require an electronic version to be submitted.
- We require two (2) hard copies of plans and specifications for fire alarm system, sprinkler system and commercial kitchen hood system installations or upgrades. A number of progress, installation, pressure test(s) in addition to a final acceptance test by the Fire Marshal's Office is required prior to receiving a certificate of occupancy
Plans must be left for review. Staff will NOT conduct plan reviews at the time of submittal or while you wait – NO Exceptions. Plan review pre and post meetings are by appointment only.