Vermont Division of Fire Safety

Office of the State Fire Marshal, State Fire Academy, and State HAZMAT Team

                                    Mission Statement

The mission is to protect lives and property with a coordinated effort in code enforcement, fire service training, public education, and hazardous materials response.

 

The Division of Fire Safety provides a number of services related to the safety of residents and guests of the State. The Division has four Regional Offices that provide the review of construction documents, permitting, inspections, safety education and training, data management, product or site investigation and response to emergencies. The Fire Academy provides training, certification, data management and training resources for the fire service, and support of the Fire Service Training Council.

                   

The Division of Fire Safety Central Office provides support for the four Regional Offices, the Fire Academy, and State HAZ-MAT Response Team.  The Central Office manages data for the National Fire Incident Reporting System, certification of technically qualified people for specialty trades, technical assistance, appeals, administrative orders and penalties, fire safety education, technical training, public outreach, and provides support for the various State Safety and Licensing boards.

Latest News  

  • Access Board Meeting for Monday APRIL 28, 2014 has been CANCELLED

                   Fire and Building Safety Code - Effective 5 Nov 2012                     

    Proposed 2014 Electrical Rules        _Proposed 2014 Elevator Rules_

 

   2012 Vermont Access Rules                    2012 Vermont Plumbing Rules

      Amended: 15 November 2013                                                          Effective July 1, 2013

2012 Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code

Effective 5 Nov 2012

 

 

2013

Report of the State Fire Marshal

 

Download Archived Reports 

 

    How to File a Safety Complaint

If you have a complaint regarding fire safety contact your landlord or building owner in an effort to resolve the issue. A formal complaint may be submitted by completing the form below and either mail, fax, or drop off to the appropriate Regional Office (see Regional map). Upon receipt the Division of Fire Safety will schedule an inspection with the building owner.    

The Division of Fire Safety is responsible for fire safety related issues including; smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, electrical safety, heating appliance safety, exiting, and plumbing.  It is common to redirect complaints to Other State or Municipal Agencies when it is determined the division has no jurisdiction (example: lead and asbestos abatement, rodent infestation, and trash removal).

DFS Fire Safety Complaint Form

Make Every Day a Fire Safe Day!