The Westfield Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for the following programs:
- Building Inspections
- Plan Review for New Construction
- Fire Prevention and Education
- Fire Investigation
- Permitting for Open Burning
Each year, the Fire Marshal’s inspect each business, daycare, school, and apartment building. These inspections are to ensure that the buildings are safe for residents and follow the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code. This code regulates safety features such as Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Means of Egress, Building Construction, and Maintenance Issues.
In order to construct a new building within the District, you must apply for a City of Middletown Building Permit. Permit applications can be obtained from the Building Department located at Town Hall (245 deKoven Drive, Middletown). In order for your permit to be processed, you must submit plans of your project along with the application. The plans are reviewed to determine compliance with the State Fire Safety Code.
Fire Prevention and Education
The Fire Marshal’s Office, with assistance and staffing from the fire department, sponsors multiple programs throughout the year regarding fire safety and prevention. Each year, fire department personnel visit with the students at Van Buren Moody Elementary School to ensure that they know how to get out safely in an emergency, know how to Stop, Drop, & Roll if their clothes catch on fire, and to review the importance of smoke detectors.