Office of State Fire Marshal

Overview

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Connecticut’s State Fire Marshal, William Abbott, leads the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), which is within the Department of Administrative Services. 

OSFM is responsible for promulgating and enforcing codes, standards and regulations to reduce the harm associated with fires, explosions, and mechanical failures.

More information about the adoption of new state fire safety and fire prevention codes is available on the Code Adoption web page and the Fire Prevention Code Advisory Committee Web Page

Notice - Crane Operators: In response to OSHA’s proposed amendment to delay its requirement for crane operator certification from November 10, 2017, to November 17, 2018, the Department of Administrative Services, Office of the State Fire Marshal, issues this clarification regarding Connecticut state crane operator licenses.All Connecticut crane operator licenses are valid until the expiration date on the face of the license. Pursuant to section 29-223 of the Connecticut General Statutes, no crane operator license will be renewed unless such operator has taken and passed a retest exam within the four years leading up to such renewal date. The license of any operator who has not taken a retest prior to October 1, 2017, remains valid until its renewal date. 

 

NEW: Tents and other Membrane Structures   

NOTICE - The 2018 Connecticut Fire Safety Code is effective for all permit applications on or after OCTOBER 1, 2018.

The 2016 Connecticut Fire Safety Code is effective for all permit applications on or after OCTOBER 1, 2016.

General Information Notice (GIN) on Mobile Food Units

The 2015 CT State Fire Prevention Code (effective May 7, 2015, Errata issued November 27, 2015) has replaced the 2010 CT State Fire Prevention Code.  Contact the office at (860) 713-5750.

Acting State Building Inspector Joseph V. Cassidy and I have issued a joint Bonding of Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) Memo.

2016 Holiday Information Bulletin
NFPA Christmas Tree Safety Info Sheet

REMINDER

Effective October 1, 2013, the responsibility for Explosives, Fireworks and Pyrotechnics was returned to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) by Public Act 13-256. Permits for the Purchase, Transport and Use of Explosives Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window as well as applications for Fireworks and Special Effects Displays Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window should be sent to:

DESPP - Special Licensing Unit
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457

The Special Licensing Unit Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window can be reached at 860-685-8046.  Other technical questions should be directed to the CT State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit (FEIU) Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window at 860-706-5600