Deputy Fire Marshal Ed Shirley
recently scene conducting a
fire Inspection
at a local business.

Fire departments are required to perform a variety of important duties, including inspecting all buildings and facilities of public service and occupancies regulated by the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code.

The State Fire Safety Code covers all occupancies, except one and
two-family dwellings and premises used for manufacturing. Examples of buildings and facilities that are inspected yearly are: apartment houses, barns (commercial), churches, correctional centers, doctor/dentist offices, schools and shopping centers.

Firefighters also inspect fire hydrants and will install and inspect smoke detectors and CO detectors. If a complaint is received, one and two-family dwellings will be inspected to ensure that the statutory requirements regarding smoke detection and warning equipment are being satisfied.