Fire Marshal's Office

It is the mission of the Fire Marshal's Office to prevent and/or reduce the incidence of fire by increasing the awareness and knowledge of the residents and businesses respecting fire safety, and by ensuring compliance with the Connecticut Fire Safety Code and applicable regulations of the State of Connecticut.

 

This mission will be accomplished through fire prevention education, fire investigations and compliance inspections. We will actively participate with our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all resources made available, to provide safety and excellent customer service to the citizens of the Town of Woodbury, as well as those who are it's visitors.

 


How, What, When ?  Can I burn brush - leaves ?
 
 
Residential property is property that is used exclusively for residential purposes, consisting of one to four dwelling units. Prior to burning, the resident, or individual seeking to burn on the residential property where he or she resides, must have a valid, signed permit from his or her local open burning official. The permit does not relieve the permittee of any legal liability, which may be incurred as a result of the fire. Burning on property not zoned or classified as residential is prohibited.
 
Open burning is limited to the burning of brush only , which is defined as shrubs, vegetation or prunings, the diameter of which is not greater than three inches at the widest point. Leaves and grass are not considered brush. Open burning is not allowed for the purpose of clearing land, or for the disposal of construction debris, household trash, or leaves. Please visit DEEP’s Construction & Demolition Waste or the Composting & Organics Recycling web pages for more information.
 

Open Burning Restrictions

Residents looking to burn must have a valid and signed permit from their local Open Burning Official. Cities and towns looking to burn brush at their DEEP permitted landfill, transfer station, or recycling center must have a valid and signed open burning permit from DEEP.

Open burning is not allowed

  • to clear land prior to construction activities
  • as a means to dispose of construction debris, household trash, or leaves.
  • if the Air Quality Index (AQI) is forecasted to be 100 or higher anywhere in the state
  • if the Forest Fire Danger Index is rated High, Very High, or Extreme
  • if national or state ambient air quality standards may be exceeded
  • if a hazardous health condition might be created
  • if there is an advisory from DEEP of any air pollution episode
  • ALSO - It MUST be a sunny or partially sunny day.  It cannot be overcast, raining, snowing or have winds of 15mph.



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Alarm Registrations

Alarms - both burgler and fire - are required by town ordinance to be registered.