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.


The Division of Fire Safety Central Office provides support for the four Regional Offices, the Fire Academy, and State HAZ-MAT Response Team.  The Central Office manages data for the National Fire Incident Reporting System, certification of technically qualified people for specialty trades, technical assistance, appeals, administrative orders and penalties, fire safety education, technical training, public outreach, and provides support for the various State Safety and Licensing boards.

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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


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Educate your community on how to prevent a winter fire.

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Make Every Day a Fire Safe Day!