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Town of Stafford Fire Marshal

General Information  
Contacts: Thomas Finch - Fire Marshal
David Cornell - Deputy Fire Marshal
Mark Morrison - Deputy Fire Marshal
Location: 1 Main Street
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: (860) 490-4434
Fax: (860) 684-1782
Emails: firemarshal@staffordct.org (Fire Marshal)
Hours:

Monday - Thursday - 7:15am - 4:30pm
Office Hours by appointment


The local Fire Marshal is required to perform a variety of important duties. The principal function is to administer the Connecticut Fire Safety Code as it relates to the Town of Stafford's buildings and structures.

Fire Marshal Duties Include:

  • Annually inspection of all buildings and facilities of public service and occupancies regulated by the "Code"
  • Investigation of all fires and explosions in his jurisdiction
  • Issuance of permits for the use, transportation and storage of explosives
  • Enforces the Connecticut Regulations for flammable and combustible liquids and inspects all cargo tank vehicles associated with the transportation of these materials
  • Annually inspects all storage plants, equipment and cargo tank vehicles at bulk storage plants for the storage and transportation of hazardous chemicals.
  • Conducts site inspections of all fireworks and special effects displays for compliance with applicable State Legislation
  • Inspects and enforces the Connecticut requirements regarding the sale and use of sparklers
  • Conducts plan reviews on all new and existing buildings for applicable fire code requirements with the building official
  • Enforces and performs all requirements regarding the Town of Stafford Fire Prevention and Protection Fee Ordinance 7-10, regulating inspections, permits and open burning

Open Burning Officials

 

Open Burning Official's may issue Open Burning Permits for the burning of brush by a resident of Stafford only when the resident will burn the brush on the property where he/she resides. New homes must have a Certificate of Occupancy to allow burning. Contractors may not burn brush during construction phase.

 

The Open Burning Official must approve and issue a permit for burning. Residents are required to have a permit for any open burning. Permits must be requested by the resident in advance of the day they wish to burn, as there are many factors the Open Burning Official must review before authorizing anyone to conduct open burning.

 

"Brush" means shrubs, vegetation, or prunings not greater than 3" in diameter.

Garbage, paper, grass, metals, plastics, leaves, rubber, painted materials or demolition waste is strictly prohibited and violators will be subject to arrest and fines.

 

 

Sec.23-48. Kindling fire in the open. Penalty. Any person who kindles or directs another to kindle a fire in the open air, without proper authorization from state or local authorities or any person who burns materials that are prohibited from being burned by any provision of the general statutes, regulation of the state or local ordinance, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both.

 Open Burning Officials are:

Thomas Finch - (Fire Marshal)  Cell (860) 490-4434
Michael Kenderdine  (860) 490-0619
Mark Morrison   (860) 209-7613
William Morrison  (860) 982-8057


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