The Bethel Fire Marshal and the town's Building Official have inspected a commercial solar panel install. The inspection was done yesterday at 165 Grassy Plain Street.
Fire Marshal Tom Galliford says these arrays have become very common and they work to ensure they are installed to Fire Safety Code.
The solar panels also create hazards and issues for firefighters for access to the roof and ventilation access for a fire below inside the building. Bethel emergency responders use Active911 for pre incident planning and the Fire Marshal's office is the administrator for the data in that system. The location of these installs are included on the app for firefighters to access while responding to calls.