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

Calculator: Maximum Retail Occupant Load During COVID-19
Non-essential retail operations are limited to 25% of approved fire safety occupancy; or 1 customer per 200 square feet; or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater. Operators must post their temporary occupancy limit, and which method was used to determine it, prominently on all entrances.
To assist with the posting of this information, please refer to the Maximum Retail Occupant Load calculator and "Limited Capacity Permitted" poster. For more information and additional guidance go to: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/business/restart/signage

Annotated Vermont Fire Service Training Council Rules

New 2018 Plumbing Rules (Effective date July 15, 2019)

Guidelines on Gender Free Restrooms

New Business owner incentives for Sprinkler Systems

Vermont Fire Loss Insurance Company Reporting forms


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Michael Desrochers, Executive Director
Robert Sponable, Deputy Director

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

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