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About the Department
The Department of Town Fire Marshal has both an investigative and a code enforcement role within our community. Town-wide responsibility for the investigation of all fires, explosions, and hazardous materials incidents and annual code compliance inspections of all buildings and occupancies except single and 2-family homes are mandated by state statute.

Code Enforcement
The following codes are enforced by the Fire Marshal:

  • Connecticut Fire Safety Code
  • Connecticut Fire Prevention Code
  • Explosives Code
  • Fireworks and Special Effects Code
  • Gas Equipment Code
  • Hazardous Chemicals Code
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas and Liquid Natural Gas Codes
  • Oil Burner Equipment Code
  • Tent and Portable Shelter Code

Violations & Permissions
Orders are prepared and issued for the abatement of violations of the referenced codes; infraction citations may be issued and arrest and search warrant applications are filed when appropriate. In the course of this inspection work, liquor licenses, day care centers and blasting operations are permitted when approved.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management of the state mandated building occupancy inspection program which includes more than 2,500 inspections annually
  • Investigation of all fires, explosions and hazardous materials incidents
  • Construction plans for new construction, remodeling and renovation of all buildings and occupancies regulated by the Connecticut Fire Safety Code are examined and approved prior to the issuance of building permits
  • Administration of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Open Burning program
  • Inspection of all Building Life Safety Systems
  • Site plan reviews for the Planning Department, Planning & Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Approving underground and above ground flammable and combustible liquids storage tank installations and removals
  • Administering the Town's portion of the state-wide annual fire prevention poster contest
  • Enforcement of all Town of Ellington Fire Safety Ordinances

We are currently offering some department forms and explanatory materials via this website for your convenience. We regret that, for the present, no forms may be returned electronically. Therefore, make copies and, when working with a form please be sure to follow the specific directions for each.

Applications & Information

Open Burning

  1. Open Burning Regulations (Town Ordinance) (PDF)
  2. Open Burning Pre-Application Information (PDF)
  3. Residential Application and Permit - Open Burning - Fillable
  1. Agricultural Application and Permit - Open Burning - Fillable
  2. Campfire - Bonfire Permit Application - Fillable

Underground Storage Tank Removal

  1. Placard for Placement Upon Removed UST Prior to Transport on Public Highway (PDF)
  2. FM-Notice of Temporary Closure Removal Abandonment of UST (003)
  1. FM-Regulations for Temporary Closure Removal Abandonment of UST (003)
  2. FM-Notice of Temporary Closure Removal Abandonment of RESIDENTIAL UST

Inspection Services

  1. FM-Tenant Consent to Inspect (003)
  2. FM-Request for Extension of Assigned Abatement Period (003)
  1. FM-Notice of Proposed Outside Public Assembly (003)

Hazardous Materials

  1. CT Manufacturers HazMat Reporting

James York II

Fire Marshal

Gary Buzzell

Fire Inspector II

Sydney Kern

Deputy Fire Marshal
Ph: 860-870-3126
Fax: 860-870-3122

57 Main Street
P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029