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.

  

Information about the next meeting of the Examining Board for Crane Operators


Lithium-Ion battery fire reportingLithium-Ion batteries are becoming increasingly common and are used in a variety of devices, including cell phones, computers, toys, and even vehicles.  OSFM is pleased to introduce a new form for tracking data on fires related to Lithium-Ion batteries.  Gathering and analyzing this data will help Connecticut’s State Fire Marshal and other Fire Officials to better track incidents for community risk reduction purposes, identify data trends, and handle media inquiries.   The form can be filled out in the field or in the office, from a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Please click here for the Lithium-Ion Battery Fires Investigation Checklist form

 

 

National Fire Incident Reporting System information can be found here

 

NEW: Tents and other Membrane Structures

 

NOTICE - The 2022 Connecticut Fire Safety Code is effective for all permit applications on or after OCTOBER 1, 2022.

 

Freedom of Information requests for this office should be entered into our GovQA system

 

General Information Notice (GIN) on Mobile Food Units


Acting State Building Inspector has issued a joint Bonding of Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) Memo.

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