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The Fire Marshal’s Office is required by CT General Statutes 29-305 to annually inspect all residential buildings occupied by three or more families. Three families and above are classified as apartments by the CT Life Safety Code. The Fire Marshal’s goal is code compliance for all buildings and is required, by law, to inspect on a yearly basis.

During these inspections, the Fire Marshal’s Office will be looking for code compliance.

The Fire Marshal’s Office schedules these inspections.

We will be looking for the following:

  • Smoke alarms located outside every sleeping area;
  • Proper exiting from all apartments;
  • There is no excessive storage – exits are kept clear of any storage;
  • Where required, proper fire rated doors with self-closers; checking that the doors close and latch properly;
  • Required rescue windows work properly;
  • Proper use of electrical system;
  • No use of extension cords;
  • Proper lighting in exits.

The above is just some of the items we look for in code compliance. There may be additional issues that arise during inspections. Please be aware that the Fire Marshal’s office is not limited to this list, it is a small outline of what they look for during inspections.


If there are any questions, please contact this office at 385-4073 or email us at [email protected]

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Fire Department Adminstration

Phone: (203) 385-4070

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: 2750 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615
Fire Chief

Jermaine Atkinson

Email: [email protected]

Fire Marshal's Office

2750 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06615

Phone: (203) 385-4073Phone: (203) 385-4073

Fax: (203) 381-2081Fax: (203) 381-2081

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Fire Marshal is on Standby 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Fire Marshal - Assistant Chief

Robert Daniel

Administration: (203) 385-4070Administration: (203) 385-4070

Email: [email protected]

Deputy Fire Marshals 

Lieutenant Ben McGorty

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Lieutenant Steve Ash

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