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The Office of the Fire Marshal is committed to providing the best public service 
possible in order to improve public safety and protect the lives and property of every citizen and visitor to the Town of Brighton.


The development of sound fire prevention practices through professional fire and life safety plan review services, coupled together with our education and inspection program continues to ensure the delivery of an unmatched level of professionalism and guidance to our community

meet our Staff & Office Hours 

 Chief Fire Marshal   Deputy Fire Marshal      Deputy Fire Marshal  Office Hours

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 Christopher Roth  Richard Tracy   Jared Guhl  Monday - Friday
    Direct (585) 784-5220
    Fax     (585) 784-5207

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      Direct (585) 784-5359 
      Fax     (585) 784-5207

Direct (585) 784-5214
Fax    (585) 784-5207
2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Holds responsibility for the fire prevention division; enforces the provisions of the Fire Prevention code and the laws and regulations of Town of Brighton pertaining to fire prevention and fire protection.

Has responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.

Has responsibility for the inspection of all buildings and premises, with the exception of residential dwelling units, accordance with the provisions of the Town of Brighton Fire Prevention Code.

Reviews plans for new construction and installation of fire protection equipment to assure fire and life safety regulations are met.

Investigates complaints received by the Fire Prevention Division; establishes and maintains comprehensive records of all business transacted such as complaints, inspections, investigations, notices served and permits written.

Confers with, answers questions for and provides direction to property owners, contractors, engineers, architects and others regarding fire protection requirements.

Assists with investigation of all fires involving injury or substantial loss of property.

The Chief Fire Marshal also serves as the Emergency Disaster Coordinator, Employee Safety & Loss Prevention Coordinator and Secretary to the Public Safety Committee.


Holiday Safety tips


  • Choose flame resistant or flame retardant decorations.
  • Use lights that have the label of an independent test laboratory.
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Replace any sting of lights that have worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
  • Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs.
  • Keep decorations away from heat sources.
  • Turn off all lights before leaving the home or going to bed.

Christmas Tree:

  • When using an artificial tree, be sure it is labelled as fire-retardant by the manufacturer.  
  • If using a live tree, choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
  • Cut 1-2” off the base of the trunk before placing the tree in the stand.
  • Make sure it is at least three metres away from any heat source (fireplace, radiators, candles, heaters, etc.)
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand daily.  
  • Get rid of the tree right after Christmas or when it is dry.  Dried-out tress are a fire hazards and should not be left in the home, garage or outside again the home.


  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop..
  • Flameless candles are recommended as a safe alternative.
  • If you do burn candles, use sturdy containers and always blow out the candle when you leave the room.  Never use in sleeping areas.
  • If your guests smoke, encourage them to smoke outside or provide deep ashtrays.  Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
  • Make sure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas.
  • Tell guests know your home escape plan – where to exit and the outside meeting place in case of emergency.


Emergency escape plan

Escape grid

Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

In 2012, there were an estimated 365,000 reported home structure fires and 2,380 associated civilian deaths in the United States.

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. 

Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes.  Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
                                            For easy planning, download NFPA's escape planning grid.
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The Town of Brighton - Office of the Fire Marshal should not be confused with the primary fire suppression and first response emergency medical operations provided by the Brighton Fire District or the City of Rochester Fire Department within the Town of Brighton.

The Office of the Fire Marshal should not be confused with the 
primary fire suppression and first response emergency medical operations provided by the 
Brighton Fire District or the City of Rochester Fire Department within the Town of Brighton

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