Experienced deputy fire marshal Guy Miglinas has been name Ridgefield\u2019s new fire marshal. He succeeds Mickey Grasso, who was promoted earlier this year from fire marshal to assistant chief. Both Grasso and Fire Chief Jerry Myers joined Miglinas at the Sept. 26 Board of Selectmen\u2019s meeting, endorsing his appointment. Myers said Miglinas is one of the firefighters who has been working as a deputy fire marshal. \u201cHe is the most active of the deputies in terms of hours worked and buildings inspected,\u201d Chief Myers said. \u201cHow long have you been doing it?\u201d Selectwoman Maureen Kozlark asked. \u201cFive years now,\u201d said Miglinas. \u201cIt\u2019s business as usual.\u201d The fire marshal\u2019s office is in the process of updating its whole approach. \u201cWe\u2019re migrating to the new software,\u201d Chief Myers said. \u201cIt\u2019s just taking time,\u201d said Miglinas. \u201cIt\u2019s hard to start off when you don\u2019t have a base. We\u2019re in the process of getting a base.\u201d Town Assessor Al Garzi is providing information as the department works to create an electronic inventory of all the commercial buildings. Fire marshal inspections are also required in all multi-family housing with three or more units, so those also have to be part of the database. There\u2019s a lot of inspecting to do. And there\u2019s more to fire inspections than knowing the laws and showing up to look around. \u201cYou do look into the past and see there\u2019s the same problem every year,\u201d Miglinas said. \u201cIs this a business where they just don\u2019t comply with things?\u201d Businesses \u2014 storefronts, offices \u2014 regularly get new tenants, and people often don\u2019t know the fire code, or what their workplace\u2019s shortcomings are. \u201cOur biggest problem,\u201d First Selectman Rudy Marconi said, \u201cis with the 800-square-foot to 1,100-square-foot rentals. All of a sudden they\u2019re told it doesn\u2019t comply, and it\u2019s going to cost so much.\u201d How often are buildings inspected? \u201cIdeally, you want to get everything every year,\u201d Miglinas told the selectmen. \u201c... My goal is to hit it all.\u201d \u201cGood luck, you\u2019re going to be flying,\u201d said Selectman Steve Zemo. Miglinas\u2019 appointment as fire marshal was approved 4-to-0 on a motion made by Bob Hebert and seconded by Maureen Kozlark. Selectwoman Barbara Manners was not in attendance. \u201cIt\u2019s great to be able to promote more from within,\u201d said Hebert.