General Information
Fire Marshal
Timothy Willis
Deputy Fire Marshal
Robert Rockwell
Phone Numbers
(203) 881-5010
Fax: (203) 881-5005
Emergencies: Dial 911
1 First Street

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday -Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Fire Marshal

Timothy Willis | Fire Marshal 

Robert Rockwell | Deputy Fire Marshal

Our Office consists of a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, and volunteer Fire Inspectors. The Fire Marshal oversees the compliance of all public facilities and occupancies in Seymour; the investigation and reporting of fires; enforcement of state regulations concerning flammable materials; the administration of fire lanes; and evaluation of the level of fire protection needed at special events. We also advocate for, and provide community fire-safety education.

Below you will find helpful information and links. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call our office.

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Test your home smoke alarms at least once per week. Do this by pressing the test button on the unit. Some newer models also feature the ability to test the unit with a flashlight as well. If you are unsure as to whether your unit has this feature, check your operations manual or consult the manufacturer.

If you do not have one already installed, install a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas, which is absorbed by the human body 200 times faster than oxygen. Carbon monoxide will cause people to fall into a deep sleep and cause death. Gas fireplaces, gas stoves, barbecues, gas furnaces, automobiles, propane appliances and any other device that produces a flame will produce carbon monoxide.

Have a Plan!

  • Have a fire escape plan. This plan should include several routes of escape. If only one escape route is developed, it could be worthless if it is in flames. The escape plan should include a meeting spot OUTSIDE THE HOME where the family can congregate in the event of a fire. Children should be taught NOT to re-enter a burning home, no matter what.
  • Have smoke alarms throughout the house, outside each bedroom, near the stairway leading upstairs. 
  • Have any electric problems checked by a certified, professional electrician. 

Space Heaters

Residents that utilize wall space heaters or other heating device should remember to pull all furniture and other combustible items at least three feet away from any heating devices Space heaters are temporary heating devices and should only be used for a limited time each day and should never be connected to an outlet with an extension cord. When not in use, be sure to unplug the unit and let it cool down if you will be storing the unit. 

Causes of Fires

Household Fire Safety

Outdoor Fire Safety

Winter Fire Safety