The Trumbull Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for:
- Blasting code enforcement
- Fire code
- Fire investigations
- Fire prevention
- Plan review and enforcement
Connecticut State Statutes require that the Office of State Fire Marshal (O.S.F.M.) pre-certify all fire marshals. This pre-certification consists of two hundred hours of training in all areas. Each marshal must maintain ninety hours of training every three years to remain certified.
Fire Code Enforcement
Fire code enforcement is one of the major responsibilities of the Fire Marshal's Office. State Statute requires each occupancy (everything except one and two-family dwellings) to be inspected annually for compliance. Additionally, all plans for new construction or renovation must be reviewed prior to the issuance of a building permit. Inspections must be made during construction and prior to the occupancy of the building.
Blasting Code Enforcement
Blasting code enforcement is another critical area that is addressed by the office. Many residents get very upset when blasting occurs near their homes and only through strict enforcement of the blasting code can damage and injuries be kept to a minimum.
Fire Prevention & Education
Fire Prevention and education also play a major role in the office's daily routine. Presentations to church groups, babysitting classes, senior citizens and other civic groups help to spread the word on how to be safe from fire.
Summary of Duties
Other duties include:
- Inspection of underground tank removals
- Investigating complaints such as:
- Blocked aisle ways
- Locked exit doors
- Outside burning
- Issuance and approval of open burning permits
- Meetings to review concepts and code requirements with:
- Other design professionals
- Tank truck inspections
Strict fire and blasting code enforcement, as well as thorough investigation of fires, have all contributed to a great degree of fire safety in the Town of Trumbull.