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Fire Marshal's Office & Prevention

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The Fire Marshal’s Office is a part of the Community Risk Reduction Division within the West Hartford Fire Department. The FMO provides full time service to the community and consists of a Fire Marshal, a Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, and staff assistant.

The Office is mandated by Connecticut General Statutes to enforce the Connecticut Fire Safety Code, the Connecticut Fire Prevention Code, and to investigate the origin and cause of all fires and explosions within the town. The Fire Marshal’s Office sworn staff are trained and certified by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety and also serves as the town's local open burning officials. FMO staff may work in conjunction with other agencies such as the West Hartford Police Department, Building Department, Connecticut State Police, and the FBI in an effort to maximize resources.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is dedicated to delivering fire and life safety programs because the information we offer may result in a fire being prevented or life being saved. The FMO provides education to the public through programs in schools, elderly housing facilities, at public gatherings, and upon request. Additionally, public service announcements can be found on our website and are distributed electronically for publication to the media. We welcome you to check our website regularly for information that may prevent a fire or save a life.

Resources and Online Forms

Fire Danger

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Air Quality

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Contact Information

Fire Marshal's Office
50 South Main Street, Room 204
West Hartford, CT 06107


Staff Directory

Robert Grimaldi

Job Title: Fire Marshal
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8347

James Paul, Jr.

Job Title: Fire Inspector
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8308

Chris Wilcox

Job Title: FIre Inspector
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8362

Sue Bedford

Job Title: Staff Assistant
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8318