The Darien Fire Marshal's office is located in the Town Hall. The personnel include a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, part-time Fire Inspector, and a Secretary. The Fire Marshal's Office represents Darien's three Volunteer Fire Departments: Darien, Noroton, and Noroton Heights.
The Darien Fire Marshal's Office works with and through the Connecticut State Fire Marshal's Office.
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. Referenced National Codes and local ordinances are also enforced.
The Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, and Inspector 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. Occupancies are required by law to be upgraded to the latest codes in effect at the time of their construction or annual inspection.
Duties, as prescribed by State Law in addition to plan review and inspections, include fire investigation (for cause and origin), permits for bonfires, blasting, and flammable liquid tanks, certification of hazardous materials transport vehicles, 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.