IMPORTANT NOTICE: To help ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19, the Fire Marshals will only accept permit submissions via mail or by calling the office to make arrangements. If you must come to the office you must schedule an appointment at least 24-hours in advance and appointments are only available between 9:00am and 3:00pm. In addition, if you have any questions, please contact us by phone or email. Inspections will continue as usual, for the time being. Thank you for your understanding and help.
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.