The Fire Marshal’s office is located at Fire Headquarters, 935 Main Street, Watertown, and is staffed by a full-time Fire Marshal, a part-time Deputy Fire Marshal, and an Administrative Assistant.
The Fire Marshal is responsible for among other things, fulfilling the requirements as set forth in the Connecticut General Statutes. Those responsibilities include plan review, inspection, fire investigation, liquor permit and daycare/school inspections, tent and portable structure inspections, hazardous materials inspections, fuel tank inspections, and others. The Fire Marshal interacts extensively with the Building Official to ensure a unified effort.
In addition to statutory responsibilities, the Fire Marshal's Office, in conjunction with the Watertown Fire Department, Recreation and Senior Center, and senior housing authority continues to develop and deliver programs in public fire safety education and community risk reduction.
As Local Burning Officials the Fire Marshal’s office is responsible for:
- Issue burning permits depending upon weather conditions and regulations from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP).
- Will inspect all areas to be burned prior to issuance of burning permit.
- Responds to and mitigates complaints regarding open burning issues.