Michael J. Lavoie, Chief
City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. has ordered the reopening of municipal buildings and services.
The Worcester Senior Center has reopened. The Senior Center is "mask friendly" and all visitors are reminded that, per CDC guidelines, those who are not fully vaccinated are advised to wear a mask.
City Hall and 25 Meade St., which houses Inspectional Services, Division of Public Health and Fire Prevention, will return to their regular scheduled hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Municipal Service Center at 801 Main St. will open Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Visitors to municipal buildings should be aware that all entrances and exits will reopen. All non-vaccinated visitors must continue to wear masks inside municipal buildings at all times (signs are posted).
The Worcester Fire Department is in the process of developing a strategic plan to guide its efforts on your behalf for the next five years. Because our focus is the community we serve, your participation in the process is invaluable to its success. It's important that the Worcester Fire Department look inward and perform a self-evaluation to ensure that it is meeting the expectations of the community and servicing the City's greatest needs.
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City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. has announced that the City of Worcester is taking proactive measures to reduce the number of illegal fireworks this summer. The Worcester Fire Department and the Worcester Police Department will collaborate to address complaints regarding the use of illegal fireworks.
Posted: Tuesday 06/22/21
The City of Worcester has released the following COVID-19 update for May 14:
Posted: Friday 05/21/21
As the City continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Worcester residents tending to City business are reminded that visitors to City Hall and 25 Meade St. are advised to schedule appointments ahead of visits.
Posted: Tuesday 03/09/21
Happy Independence Day! Please celebrate safely....
Posted: Sunday 07/04/21 8:08 AM
Happy Father's Day!
Posted: Sunday 06/20/21 6:36 AM
All fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts. Leave fireworks to professionals!...
Posted: Friday 06/18/21 3:41 PM
Great work this weekend by Worcester Fire Hockey skating to raise money for the Familia family and other local charities.
Posted: Monday 06/14/21 8:49 PM
Posted: Sunday 06/06/21 7:56 AM
No. Fireworks are illegal in the City and in the State of Massachusetts. Violators may be subject to fines, inspections and possible criminal complaints.
No. Open burning prohibitions are authorized by the Massachusetts Air Pollution Control Regulation. 310 CMR 7.07(3)(e) prohibits open burning completely in 22 urbanized municipalities, which includes the City of Worcester.
Please contact the Prevention Division by calling 508-799-1822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
State law requires that residential buildings be equipped with approved smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. To schedule an appointment and to ensure that the life safety devices are properly located, please contact the Fire Prevention Division at 508-799-1822 or send an email to: email@example.com. Also, please note that State Law requires that every building have its address number affixed to the building and is visible from the roadway.
There are many different permits for construction and demolition projects available through the Worcester Fire Prevention Office. Please see the attached flyer below for complete details.
All homes are required to have smoke detectors. In general, the requirements for smoke detectors vary depending on when the residence was constructed or underwent renovation, addition or modification.