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Fire Marshal

The Fire Marshals’ office will accept permit submissions via email, mail or by calling the office to an appointment.  Please call 24-hours’ ahead to schedule the appointment, which are available Monday – Friday between 9am and 3pm.  If you have any questions, please contact us by phone or email.

BURN BAN – effective March 16th through May 14th

Open burning of debris is the single largest cause of spring wildfires in New York state.

Some parts of New York state may still have snow but warming temperatures can quickly cause wildfire conditions to arise.  When last Fall’s debris and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread easily.  They can be fueled by Spring winds and the lack of live, green vegetation.

Each year, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Forest Rangers extinguish dozens of wildfires that burn hundreds of acres. In addition, local fire departments, many of which are staffed by volunteers, have to leave their jobs and families to respond to wildfires by illegal debris fires.

Backyard fire pits and campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed, as are small cooking fires (see Local Law 61).

**No fire should be left unattended and should always be completely extinguished before you leave the area**

The Fire Marshal’s Office locally administers the New York State components of the International  Fire and Building Codes through plan review and annual and periodic inspection of over 1200 commercial facilities, churches, and schools located in the Town. Regular inspections help provide a measure of safety to our residents and consumers by ensuring that the minimum requirements of the code are met and maintained in these facilities.

The code requirements include such things as maintaining operable, easily accessible fire extinguishers, keeping paths of exit clear and unobstructed, and provisions for working exit signs and emergency lighting.

The Queensbury Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshal, while not formally affiliated with the Town’s five volunteer fire companies, regularly communicate, share information and technical assistance with the fire companies. Fire prevention education of local school children also provides another means of cooperating and assisting the fire companies.

Queensbury’s incidence of fire loss is measurably low relative to similar communities. Adherence to NYS Fire and Building Code, regular inspection of commercial occupancies and fire prevention education assist in maintaining this level of safety.