Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Division is active in maintaining and enforcing fire and life safety codes.  A new fire code was added this year which states that any building containing more than 6 dwelling units must not have mulch within 18 inches of any combustible parts of the building.  This code was added in response to recent building fires which started as mulch fires.  Finally we continue to work closely and cooperatively with the Building Department to keep both new and existing buildings as safe as possible.  There are generally around 1,200 permits issued each year generating nearly $40,000 for the town.


Contact Deputy Chief Scott Johnson for:

Commercial Fire Protection Review Fire Inspections Hazardous Material
Fireworks General Permitting  

Contact Lieutenant Thomas Norton for:

Candle Permits Oil Burners Tank Removal
Fire Inspections Residential Plan Review Tank Truck
General Permitting Schedule Smoke CO/Detectors Transfer Tanks

Contact Us

  1. Scott Johnson

    Deputy Chief
    Email Scott Johnson

    Phone: 781-575-6654, ext. 104


    Monday through Thursday
    7:30 am to 6 pm

    Thomas Norton

    Fire Prevention Lieutenant
    Email Thomas Norton

    Phone:781-575-6654, ext. 114


    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    7:30 am to 6 pm

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