Fire Marshal

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fire Marshal may be paged (during off hours) at Valley Shore Dispatch 860-399-7921


John Planas 

Darcy Roper


Emergencies: 911
John Planas: 860-767-4340 Ext. 146
Darcy Roper: 860-767-4340 Ext. 144




Essex Town Hall
United States

Key Contacts

John Planas
860-767-4340 x146

Duties & Responsibilities

The Fire Marshal serves in an oversight capacity over fire-related safety issues. This includes investigating instances of fire damage and inspecting all local healthcare and liquor establishments on an annual basis. Blasting and burning permits also originate from this office.

Smoke Detectors

Please remember to install smoke detectors in your homes, and replace the batteries when you adjust your clocks for spring and fall time changes.

Fire Prevention Brochure

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
John Planas Fire Marshal 860-767-4340 x 146
Vacant Position Deputy Fire Marshal
Vacant Position Fire Inspector
Darcy Roper Administrative Assistant 860-767-4340 x144
Kerry Berardinelli Administrative Assistant 860-767-4340 x119
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