Duties & Responsibilities:
The Fire Marshal investigates all fires and explosions to determine cause and origin. He also has the responsibility for reviewing construction plans and specifications dealing with certain development projects, including Schools and Town buildings. Yearly inspections of public buildings, day-cares, schools and restaurants with liquor permits are conducted. Also, the Fire Marshal issues blasting permits, burning permits and serves as the Town's Burning Official. Tents and portable shelter applications are evaluated for the required fire protection standby needs.
The Fire Marshal makes a monthly report to the Board of Fire Commissioners, and submits the National Fire Incident Reports (NFIRS) to the State Fire Marshal monthly. The Fire Marshal must attend 90 credit hours of training for every three-year period. The Fire Marshal provides public education, when called upon, as it relates to fire safety. The Fire Marshal supervises the Deputy Fire Marshal(s).