State Fire Safety Code
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Connecticut’s State Fire Marshal, William Abbott, leads the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), which is within the Department of Administrative Services. OSFM is responsible for promulgating and enforcing codes, standards and regulations to reduce the harm associated with fires, explosions, and mechanical failures.
Pursuant to the requirements of Connecticut General Statutes § 29-252, the State Building Inspector and the Codes and Standards Committee (CAS) are responsible for adoption of a State Building Code based on a nationally recognized model building code.
The State Building Inspector, State Fire Marshal and the Codes and Standards Committee announced on December 29, 2016 intent to adopt the 2018 State Building and Fire Safety Codes based on the 2015 editions of the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents.