Vermont Division of Fire Safety

Office of the State Fire Marshal, State Fire Academy, and State HAZMAT Team
                                    Mission Statement

The mission is to protect lives and property with a coordinated effort in code enforcement, fire service training, public education, and hazardous materials response.


The Division of Fire Safety provides a number of services related to the safety of residents and guests of the State. The Division has four Regional Offices that provide the review of construction documents, permitting, inspections, safety education and training, data management, product or site investigation and response to emergencies. The Fire Academy provides training, certification, data management and training resources for the fire service, and support of the Fire Service Training Council.



25th Annual Fire Safety Calendar and Poster Contest Program.


This year was special for the Division of Fire Safety as it marked our 25th Anniversary and the renaming of the program to honor the originator.


As of the Awards celebration on November 7th 2015 the program is now named;

“Robert Howe Fire Safety Calendar”

Posters selected to appear in the 2016 calendar  more >>

Winter Storm Safety Tips Sheet

The Division of Fire Safety, Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and local fire officials would like to remind all Vermonters to use the following safety tips during winter weather events to help protect your love ones and to prevent needless deaths and injuries

Other seasonal fire safety sheets

Latest News  

Codes And Rules

   2014  Report of the State Fire Marshal   


Download Archived Reports 


    How to File a Safety Complaint

If you have a complaint regarding fire safety contact your landlord or building owner in an effort to resolve the issue. A formal complaint may be submitted by completing the form below and either mail, fax, or drop off to the appropriate Regional Office (see Regional map). Upon receipt the Division of Fire Safety will schedule an inspection with the building owner.    

The Division of Fire Safety is responsible for fire safety related issues including; smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, electrical safety, heating appliance safety, exiting, and plumbing.  It is common to redirect complaints to Other State or Municipal Agencies when it is determined the division has no jurisdiction (example: lead and asbestos abatement, rodent infestation, and trash removal).

DFS Fire Safety Complaint Form



Make Every Day a Fire Safe Day!