We are available for inspections on Friday, please email Assistant FM McEwan to schedule an appointment.

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, four 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 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 as well as referenced National Codes and local ordinances.
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, to apply follow the link below to the Town's online permitting system.

At this time payments for any applications for the Fire Marshal's Office must be by check and can be mailed in or dropped off at the Office.

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; Friday inspections are available; please contact Asst. FM McEwan to make an appointment.
Robert J. Buch
Fire Marshal
Marc P. McEwan
Assistant Fire Marshal/ Emergency Management Director
Dave Francis
Deputy Fire Marshal
 Angela Clark
Shawn Murphy
Fire Inspector
 Hank Ference
Fire Inspector/Blight Prevention Officer
Fire Inspector