Fire Marshal

Phone:
(860) 567-7568
Fax:
(860) 567-7573
Town Hall Annex
80 Doyle Road
P.O. Box 12
Bantam
,
CT
06750
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

About

The Mission of the Litchfield Fire Marshals Office is to provide fire safety education to the citizens of Litchfield. This objective will lead to a reduction of fires and it's devastation upon our community. Our educational goals are to provide an ongoing process whereby fire safety education will be delivered, reinforced, and sustained in schools, business, and civic groups alike. Results of performance should be measurable and attainable for optimum results. We further resolve to pursue codes, standards, and engineering practices that enhance fire safety in our homes and workplace and to enforce existing regulations which embrace our overall mission. 

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FAQs

Does the Fire Marshal inspect my wood/coal/pellet Stove?
A new wood/coal/pellet burning stove installation requires a building permit issued by the Litchfield Building Official. The Building Official will do the inspection and issue a certificate of use upon approval of the installation.
Is there a inspection required to remove an underground tank?
Your contractor will contact Connecticut DEEP should he detect a leak. The Fire Marshal does not inspect underground fuel storage tank removal on residential property.
Why are inspections done?
Besides being required by the Connecticut General Statutes, for many businesses that are licensed by a local or state agency, they are required to provide documentation as to the safe conditions that will allow them to operate without posing a hazard to the public. Without such documentation, their license to operate their business may not be renewed or could be suspended. Should violations of the Connecticut Fire and Life Safety Code be found, said business must correct the violations in a given amount of time. Normally, thirty days are provided to the business or building owner to make corrections and comply with the fire code. The time provided is at the discretion of the Fire Marshal or his designee, depending on the nature of the violation. Violations, such as blocked egress, fire protection system violations or overcrowding may demand closure of a business until such time that these immediate problems are corrected.
Which buildings must be inspected by the Fire Marshal’s Office?
All buildings within the Town of Litchfield, with the exception of single and two-family homes, are required to be inspected by the Fire Marshal or his designee at least annually, as described in the Connecticut General Statutes. Single and two-family homes are within the jurisdiction of the local Building Official. The Fire Marshal's Office will conduct inspections of sprinkler and fire alarm systems in all buildings.
How often should I change the batteries in my smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors?
Batteries in smoke and CO detectors should be changed at least once a year.
Does the Fire Marshal’s Office handle complaints for one and two family residences?
Complaints in a one or two family residence should be directed to the Fire Marshal Office and are reviewed based on the circumstance relating to smoke detection or a complaint involving to CGS 29-306.
Smoke alarms shall be installed in residential buildings designed to be occupied by two families, and residential buildings designed to be occupied by one family for which a building permit for new occupancy was issued on or after October 1, 1978 in all of the following locations:

(1)    In all sleeping rooms in other than existing one- and two-family dwellings
(2)    Outside of each separate sleeping area, in the immediate vicinity of the sleeping rooms
(3)    On each level of the dwelling unit, including basements
Who is responsible for removing snow from around fire hydrants?
The owners or occupants of any building or lot of land where there is a fire hydrant is responsible.
Is open burning allowed in the Town of Litchfield?
Supervised open burning is allowed when issued a permit by the Burning Official.  Failure to obtain a burn permit or burning illegal items may subject the property owner to fines or arrest. Burn permits are void if weather conditions are such that it creates hazards to the permittee, their property, or the property around them, whether it is public or private. Any time wind speeds exceed 10 miles per hour (gusts or sustained), or the fire danger rating is equal to or greater than "HIGH" as indicated on our homepage, there shall be no open burning in the Town of Litchfield.
Are fireworks legal in the State of Connecticut?
Public Act 00-198 made it legal for any person who is at least sixteen (16) years of age or older to purchase, possess, or use any sparkling devices with not more than one hundred (100) grams of pyrotechnic mixture that is non-aerial and non-explosive. In short, if it flies or provides a bang, it is not legal.
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How do I obtain a burning permit?
Burning Permits must be obtained through the Selectmen's Office at the Town Hall.

Residents can obtain a 30 day Burn Permit for $10.00.

Please click here to make sure that it is safe to burn.

Staff & Contacts

Samuel Kinkade
Fire Marshal
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Ryan Litwin
Deputy Fire Marshal
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Troy Kaiser
Deputy Fire Marshal
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Staff & Contacts

Samuel Kinkade
Fire Marshal
(860) 567-7568
Ryan Litwin
Deputy Fire Marshal
Troy Kaiser
Deputy Fire Marshal

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