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 Office of the Fire Marshal; 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.
Change your smoke alarm batteries while you "spring forward"
March 8, 2015
To kick off Daylight Savings Time, clocks “spring forward” at 2 am Sunday morning . Before everyone goes to bed tomorrow, they'll change all of the clocks throughout their homes to reflect the time change.
The Office of the Fire Marshal wants to remind everyone that this might also be a good time to change the batteries in all of your home's smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
To stay safe, replacing batteries in all smoke alarms should be done at least once a year, but changing them while changing all of your clocks serves as a great reminder. In addition, smoke alarms should be tested once a month and if an alarm “chirps”, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
Woodstove and Fireplace Safety
Alternative Heat Sources
Natural Gas – Propane Fuel
In 2012, there were an estimated 365,000 reported home structure fires and 2,380 associated civilian deaths in the United States.