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Fire Prevention Division


75 Masonic Avenue

Office Hours

Mon thru Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Tel: (203) 294-2766
Fax: (203) 294-2736

Fire Marshal: Brian Schock

Deputy Fire Marshals:
Shachar Baitch
Brian Drena

The mission of the Fire Prevention Division is to reduce and prevent fires, explosions, and other preventable hazards through community risk reduction efforts. These community risk reduction efforts include Education, Engineering, and Enforcement. The Fire Prevention Division will provide assistance to the general public whenever requested and applicable.


Smoke Alarm Program

The Smoke Alarm Program is a cooperative partnership of local organizations and the Wallingford Fire Department. Through this partnership, a smoke alarm may be provided to Wallingford residents of single-family dwellings who cannot afford to purchase them. Residents living in rental properties or condominiums should contact their landlord or property owner's association for smoke alarms. Lastly, a smoke alarm may be requested by email, phone, or requested in person at the Wallingford Fire Department CFHQ.

Fire Safety Product Recalls
  • Visit the US Consumer Product Safety Commission at https://www.recalls.gov/ at any time for updates on fire safety product recalls.


Conduct site, building, and fire protection systems plan reviews to determine compliance with Connecticut General Statutes, Connecticut Fire Safety and Prevention Codes, and Town of Wallingford Ordinances. 

Fire Apparatus Access Requirements
  • For other than 1 & 2 Family Dwellings, Reference 2022 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code Part III Chapter 5 And Appendix D.
Fire Apparatus Turning Radiuses:


Investigate the origin and cause of fires and explosions within the Town of Wallingford. 

Conduct inspections as governed by the Connecticut Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes. 

Conduct hazardous materials inspections and enforce hazardous materials notification laws.

Removal from Service of Storage Tanks

Aboveground and Underground Tanks for properties and buildings regulated in accordance with the 2022 Connecticut Fire Safety Code and Connecticut Fire Prevention Code.  
Note: The Fire Prevention Division will no longer conduct inspections of the removal from service of storage tanks in one and two-family dwellings. Please contact the Wallingford Building Department for assistance at 203-294-2005. 

Issue permit for blasting agents. 

Approve permits for use of fireworks and special effects. 

Issue permit for controlled open burning in accordance with Connecticut D.E.E.P regulations and Town of Wallingford Open Burning Ordinance.