DCS: Office of State Fire Marshal

Office of State Fire Marshal

{William Abbott} Department of Administrative Services

Division of Construction Services
Office of State Fire Marshal
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457
860-685-8380 phone
860-685-8362 fax

William Abbott
State Fire Marshal

Welcome to the Connecticut Office of State Fire Marshal home page. We are looking forward to using the tremendous opportunities offered by the Internet to support the needs of our valued customers.

Each of our Bureaus will utilize this resource to offer Internet access to as many of our services as possible. If there is something you canít find or something that does not totally serve your needs, please advise us so we can take the steps to enhance and improve our service.

It is the goal of the Office of State Fire Marshal to provide our customers with a user friendly service and we will continually strive to maintain that goal.

Mission Statement

The Office of State Fire Marshal is part of the Department of Administrative Services This office is responsible to promulgate and enforce codes, standards and regulations to reduce the harm associated with fires, explosions, and mechanical failures. Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 541, Section 29-291 gives the statutory authority to the Office of State Fire Marshal.

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****** WE ARE MOVING ******

The Office of State Fire Marshal is moving from Middletown to Hartford.  Our last day of business in Middletown will be Friday, April 25, 2014. 

 Effective Monday April 28, 2014 our new address will be:

Office of State Fire Marshal

DAS - Division of Construction Services

165 Capitol Avenue, Room 258

Hartford, CT 06106


Telephone - 860-713-5750 (Main Number)

Fax -            860-713-7424

 Cranes and Demo Telephone is 860-713-5580

165 Capitol Avenue is the State Office Building, we are on the second floor.


Business on Friday, April 25th will be limited to that of emergency nature only, we will resume full operations on April 28th.  Thank You for your patience. 

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Press-Connect Type Metallic Fittings

State Fire Marshal William Abbott and Acting State Building Inspector Joseph V. Cassidy, P.E. have issued the following position paper on the use of press-connect type metallic fittings for use in fuel gas piping pursuant to the provisions of CGS 29-329, specifically the provisions of NFPA 54. 

Click Here to read position paper.   

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U.S DOT Emergency Recall Order  - Lite Cylinder Company -

The Pipleine and Hazardous Safety Administartion has issued an emergency recall of 55,000+ propane cylinders manufactured by the Lite Cylinder Company.  Click on the link  http://go.usa.gov/bbyV for the Pipeling and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration website rergarding this recall.

 

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General Information Notice (GIN) 13-01

13-01 SKY LANTERNS

(Click on link above)

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***** 2013 Christmas Bulletin *****

(Click on link above)

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The Office of the State Fire Marshal has recieved a reminder for the Centralized Infraction Bureau regarding the transmittal of court original' of citations  to Centralized Infraction on Form JD-CL-3A.  As a reminder with ALL citation issued, the court original MUST be submitted to Centralized Infraction on form JD-CL-3A.  The AGENCY CODE box in the upper right hand corner is is the letter "F" followed by your town's code.  For example, the town code for Ansonia is 002, the Ansonia Fire Marshal would enter F002 in the agency code box on the transmittal form.  If the letter "F" is not entered all subsequent correspandance goes to the towns Police Dept., so please rember to enter "F"  fie Fire Marshal.  If there are any questions contact Joe Kingston at OSFM at 860-685-8350 or e-mail joseph.kingston@ct.gov

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Reminder to Fire Marshal's

******Cargo Tank Motor Vehicle Inspections******

Public Act 10-54 'An Act Concerning the Legistative Commissioners' Recommendations for Technical Corrections to the Emergency Services and Public Protection Statutes and an Effective Date Change' that amended the effective date change regarding the inspection of Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles by Local Fire Marshals.  Section 6 of PA 10-54 effectively amended the effective date of PA 09-177 section 9, regarding cargo tank motor vehicle inspections, initially extending the required inspections as specified by State Statutes out to January 1, 2013. With the start of 2013, all local fire marshal's are reminded that the revised Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-322 is now in effect, and any town, city or borough is required to have an ordinance in effect to require the local fire marshal to inspect cargo tank motor vehicles.  The Yellow Inspection Cards once issued by this office are NO LONGER AVAILABLE

If there are any questions contact OSFM at 860-685-8350.

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Announcement Implementation of the 2009 amendments to the 2005 State Building Code and the 2005 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code shall be effective on August 1, 2009.

2005 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code (Effective December 31, 2005)

  {MS Word file}    2005 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code

   {Adobe Acrobat PDF}    2005 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code 

   2009 Amendments to the 2005 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code (Effective 8/1/2009)

          {MS Word file}      2005 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code 2009 AMENDMENTS

   
   2012 Amendment to the 2005 Connecticut State Fire safety Code (Effective 10/2/2012)

          {Adobe Acrobat PDF}       2005 Connecticut State Fire safety Code 2012 Amendments

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Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code Effective 7/1/2010  

            {Adobe Acrobat PDF}               2010 Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code

Fire Prevention Code Advisory Committee


Call for Proposals

Public Comment Code change proposals PDF  {Adobe Acrobat PDF}

Public Comment Code change proposals (fillable word document)  {ms word document}

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Modifications Granted to the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code

Request for Modification to the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code:
{pdf}   Modification/Relief Procedure
{ms word document}  Modification Application Form
{pdf}   Modification Application Form

Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-315, Educational Sprinkler Waiver 
 
      
{ms word document}  Educational Sprinkler Waiver  

Regulations and Codes A listing of regulations and codes currently in effect.

Policy Directives
Directives 1-10 are now available in PDF format.

Abatement sample letters are MS Word format.

Fireworks in Connecticut 

Fire Safe Cigarettes

Previous State Fire Safety Codes

1999 Connecticut State Fire safety Code (Effective May 1, 1999)

2000 amendment to the 1999 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code
(Effective April 7, 2000)

General Information Notices
GINs are being re-evaluated, updated, retired along with new notices in the future

Office Profile

Fire Related Links

Contact Information
Business hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 PM (EST) Monday through Friday

Telephone
860-685-8380

FAX
860-685-8362

Mailing Address
Office of State Fire Marshal
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457

Email: Office of State Fire Marshal





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