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.  These efforts maximize life safety and property conservation and minimize environmental impacts due to fire, natural disasters and other emergencies in the State of Vermont.

News & Announcements


With a winter storm approaching  Vermont, The Division of Fire Safety, Vermont Emergency Management and local fire officials would like to remind all Vermonters to use the following safety tips during this winter weather event to help protect your love ones and to prevent needless deaths and injuries.

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Guidance on Gender Free Restrooms

H.333 (Gender Free Restroom) was signed into law with an effective date of July 1, 2018. The new law requires that a new or existing single-user toilet facility in a public building or place of public accommodation shall be made available for use by persons of any gender, and designated for use by not more than one occupant at a time or family or assisted use. A single-user toilet facility may be identified by a sign provided that the sign marks the facility as a restroom and does not indicate any specific gender.                    Download the info sheet >

New federal law incentivizes business owners to retrofit their buildings with fire sprinkler systems.

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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

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