Office of State Fire Marshal

Overview

COVID-19

Please visit the OSBI-OSFM-OEDM updates page for COVID-19 information related to these offices' authority.

Announcement

The State Building Inspector, State Fire Marshal and the Codes and Standards Committee announce intent to adopt the 2022 State Building and Fire Safety Codes based on the 2021 editions of the International Code Council (ICC) documents.  Technical review of these codes will be conducted by the Committee’s Code Adoption Subcommittee (CAS) along with DAS staff.  This review will begin April 2021 and is planned to be completed October 2021. 

More information including a listing of CAS meetings and anticipated subjects is published on the Code Adoption web page

Please visit the Codes and Standards Committee and Codes Amendment Subcommittee web pages for meeting schedules and related details.

 

Changes and additions will be reflected both in the posted meeting agendas and on the webpage.  Anyone interested in receiving informational and update emails may request to be included on our email list by e-mailing DAS.CodesStandards@ct.gov.  

 

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.  Notice - 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

Announcement – Adoption of the 2020 State Building and Fire Safety Codes 

The State Building Inspector, State Fire Marshal and the Codes and Standards Committee announce their intent to adopt the 2020 State Building and Fire Safety Codes based on the 2018 editions of the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents. Technical review of these codes will be conducted by the Committee’s Code Adoption Subcommittee (CAS) along with DAS staff. This review will begin January 2018 and is planned to be completed July 2018. Details regarding the process and schedule can be found on our Code Adoption Webpage. Anyone interested in receiving informational and update emails may request to be included on our email list by sending a request to DAS.CodesStandards@ct.gov.  

Notice – Adoption of the 2020 Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code

The Office of State Fire Marshal is announcing its intent to adopt the 2020 Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code based on the 2018 edition of NFPA 1 - Fire Code. For further information, meeting dates and code proposal change form please click on the Fire Prevention Code Advisory Committee tab in the column on the left of this page.  

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 Joseph Kingston 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