Office of the Fire Marshal

Barry Rickert - Fire Marshal

Telephone: (203) 262-0620
Fax: (203) 264-3719
501 Main Street South (3rd Floor)
Southbury, CT 06488
Maps and Directions
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Department Members
Barry Rickert
Daniel Tomascak

Tim Baldwin
Derrek Guertin
Thomas Madigan
Russell E Tolles
Fire Marshal
Deputy Fire Marshal & Local Burning Official

Deputy Fire Marshal & Local Burning Official
Deputy Fire Marshal & Fire Investigator
Deputy Fire Marshal & Local Burning Official
Deputy Fire Marshal & Local Burning Official
General Information:

The Fire Marshal’s office is staffed by a full time Fire Marshal, 1 full time Deputy, 4 part time Deputies and 1 part time Investigator.

The Fire Marshal, Deputies, and Investigator:

  • Investigates cause, origin and circumstances of all fires and reports information to the State Fire Marshal’s office.
  • All job sites where explosives are being used are inspected before blasting permits can be issued.
  • Keep a record of all underground oil tanks that have been removed.
  • Inspect all tents and portable structures for compliance with the Connecticut Fire Safety Regulations.
  • Conducts review of plans and specifications for various occupancies and facilities proposed within the town for compliance with codes.
  • Inspects all commercial occupancies yearly and all occupancies other than one or two family dwellings annually for compliance to the Connecticut Fire Safety Code.
  • Issue liquor permits after inspection of the premises that serve alcohol.
  • Must attend schools and seminars to keep abreast of codes, regulations and new technology.
The Local Burning Officials:
  • Issue burning permits between November and April depending upon weather conditions from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP).
  • Will inspect all areas to be burned prior to issuance of burning permit.
Open Burning:
Click here for more information, regulations and application/permit.


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