The Town of Babylon's Fire Marshal's Office protects life and property from fires, explosion, and man-made and natural hazards through aggressive investigation of fire and explosion incidents, quality fire protection inspection services, enforcement of the State Fire Prevention laws, data collection and analysis, and public safety education. The Fire Marshal's Office works with 11 fire departments and one Ambulance Corp, encompassing the 58 square miles of the Town of Babylon. Fire Marshals are NYS peace officers and can issue summons and make arrests.
The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for:
Investigation involving hazardous materials, homeland security incidents, plan reviews, and public education
Issuing violation and criminal appearance tickets to ensure compliance with the town's codes
Restricting occupancy of a building or use of equipment due to violation of the law and adverse health and safety conditions
The enforcement of the New York State Fire and Building codes, the Code of the Town of Babylon, and the NFPA Code
The Town of Babylon Fire Marshal's Office should not be confused with the various Fire Departments operating in the Town of Babylon.