About Us

Division of Fire Safety - Office of the State Fire Marshal

Mission Statement

The Division of Fire Safety's mission is to protect the public and fire service through coordinated efforts in Code Enforcement, Fire Service Training, Public Education, Hazardous Materials Response, Fire Investigation and Urban Search and Rescue.  Thereby, maximizing life safety and property conservation and minimizing environmental impacts due to fire, natural disasters and other emergencies in the State of Vermont.

Our Mission is accomplished by the following:

  • Code Review
  • Permits
  • Inspections
  • Trade Licensing and Certifications
  • Legislative Rule Making
  • Emergency Response - Life Safety and Hazard Mitigation
  • Investigation
  • Fire Safety Education and Training
  • Fire Service Training and Certifications

Michael Desrochers, Executive Director
Joseph Benard, Deputy Director

1311 US Route 302 – Suite 600
Barre, VT 05641
Phone:  802-479-7561
Toll Free:  800- 640-2106