Effective Monday June 1st, the Darien Town Hall will have new operating hours (Monday-Thursday 8AM-5:15PM).  The Office will be closed on Friday, but we are available for Friday  inspections.  The facility will be open by appointment only to the public and will have limited staffing.  Please see additional info below:

Fire Marshal's Office Operations Effective June 1, 2020

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Darien Fire Marshal's Office

General Information

The Darien Fire Marshal's office is located in the Town Hall. Personnel include the Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Director, three part-time Fire Inspectors, and a Secretary. The Fire Marshal's Office represents Darien's three Volunteer Fire Departments: DarienNoroton, and Noroton Heights.

The Darien Fire Marshal's Office works with and through the Connecticut State Fire Marshal's Office and the Connecticut Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection.

The State Fire Marshal's work with the Connecticut State Police and the State Forensic Science Laboratory.

The Darien Fire Marshal's Office enforces Connecticut State Law, Chapter 541, Sections 29-291 through 29-370, which includes the Connecticut Fire Safety Code and the Connecticut Fire Prevention Code.  Referenced National Codes and local ordinances are also enforced.
The Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, and Inspectors are State certified and must maintain a minimum of 90 additional credits every three years to maintain certification.

All occupancies in Darien, except for one and two-family residences, fall under the jurisdiction of the Fire Marshal and require plan review, construction inspection and inspections thereafter.

Duties, as prescribed by State Law in addition to plan review and inspections, include fire investigation (for origin and cause), permits for bonfires, blasting, and flammable liquid tanks, certification of nursery schools and day care centers, convalescent centers certification, assisted living facilities certification, certification of all liquor permit premises, and fire prevention education programs.

The Fire Marshal issues permits for all gasoline, commercial fuel oil and liquid petroleum gas tank installations and any tank removal in the Town and investigates and works with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on all hazardous materials spills.

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Contact Information:

Darien Fire Marshal's Office
Town Hall Room 117
2 Renshaw Rd
Darien, CT  06820
Phone:  203-656-7345
 
Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:15 Closed Fridays and Holidays
 
Robert J. Buch
Fire Marshal
 
Marc P. McEwan
Deputy Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Director
 
Angela Clark
Secretary
 
Dave Francis
Fire Inspector
 
Shawn Murphy
Fire Inspector
 
Nick Marsan
Fire Inspector
 
Bob Sollitto
Fire Inspector/Blight Prevention Officer