The Fire Marshal's office is responsible for investigating all fires in Montville, determining how and where each…More fire started, and giving the OK when—or if—residents may return to their homes after firefighters have been called. The fire marshal also supervises the town's paid firefighters and fire dispatchers.
The department, which includes Fire Marshal Raymond Occhialini and Fire Inspector Ed Shafer, inspects "every occupancy with the exception of one- and two-family dwelling units," according to the website. The fire marshal also inspects new buildings to make sure they conform to fire codes, inspects vehicles that carry hazardous materials, issues blasting permits and fireworks permits, and more.
In addition, Occhialini and Shafer are responsible for educating the public on fire safety.