Established in 1980 as a fulltime department, the Fire Marshal works closely with Darien's three volunteer fire…More departments.
The Office, located in the Town Hall, includes a Fire Marshal (Robert J. Buch), Deputy Fire Marshal (Marc P. McEwan), part-time Fire Inspector (David R. Francis), and a Secretary (Angela Clark).
The Darien Fire Marshal works with and through the Connecticut State Fire Marshal's Office. Building Officials and Fire Marshals are under the State Department of Public Safety.
Duties of the Fire Marshal include reviewing plans for most construction, fire investigation, fire prevention education, permits for blasting and tank removal, and certification of hazardous materials transport vehicles.
The Fire Marshal also issues permits and inspects all gasoline, commercial fuel oil and liquid petroleum gas tank installations for Darien.