City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont
Burlington Fire Department
Phone: 802-864-4554 Fax: 802-865-5387
Emergency: 911
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Office of the Fire Marshal

Coat Rack132 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00-10:00AM & 12:30-1:30PM

Phone: 802-864-5577

Barry J. Simays, Fire Marshal

Christopher A. Franzen, Assistant Fire Marshal

Michael Charney, Assistant Fire Marshal


Plans Review and Inspection Services
Phone (802) 864-5577
Fax (802) 658-7665

Public Information and Education

Plans Review and Code Compliance
The office of the City Fire Marshal is responsible for ensuring adequate Fire Department access during the planning phase of any new construction. Our office reviews construction projects for compliance with the State and local Fire and Life Safety Codes. Construction projects requiring Fire Alarm or Fire Suppression systems require a permit be issued through this office. After the plans have been approved, this office conducts an acceptance test. Plans review and acceptance testing is required by the City prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the building.

Public Information and Education
The office of the City Fire Marshal is responsible for disseminating information about major incidents to the news media and the public. The office also delivers fire and life safety programs to schools and business, and assists in the development of emergency plans for private and public buildings.The office has a juvenile fire setter intervention and education program for families.

Fire Investigation
The office of the City Fire Marshal investigates the cause and origin of fires. Cases that are determined to be suspicious are referred to the Vermont State Police Arson Unit.

** If you are having work done to your home or business, please call Fire Dispatch at 802-864-5311 to report construction at that location. If any alarms go off you are responsible for the false alarm **