Michael J. Lavoie, Chief
Several City buildings offering municipal services are open to the public by appointment only, including: City Hall, the Municipal Service Center, DPW&P (East Worcester St. & Skyline Drive), Worcester Police Department, Inspectional Services/Worcester Fire Department. All locations will open with limited capacity, restricted hours and stringent safety protocols.
Public Notice: The Governor, pursuant to his Executive Authority during this declared state of emergency, has signed two executive orders affecting (1) the expiration of professional licenses and registrations issued by the Commonwealth and; (2) the temporary deferral of smoke and CO inspections.
Worcester offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the summer, but with the COVID-19 virus still a threat, and other potential health and safety hazards, the City urges parents and caretakers to play it safe as they and their families head to the beach, pool, spray parks, camps, or even the backyard.
Posted: Thursday 07/02/20
Worcester – The City of Worcester has released the following COVID-19 update for June 18:
Posted: Thursday 06/18/20
Worcester – The Worcester License Commission this week approved temporary extensions of premises for 44 restaurants.
Posted: Friday 06/12/20
Congratulations to Lt John Elliott. Lt Elliott is working his last shift today after 32 years of dedicated service to the City of Worcester, most recently serving as the Engine 3, Group 3 officer. Enjoy your well earned retirement!...
Posted: Thursday 09/24/20 1:29 PM
As part of WFD's Back-To-Basics Training, all companies are being re-familiarized with Forcible Entry techniques using the the department's Multi-Force Door....
Posted: Tuesday 09/15/20 12:36 PM
A moment of silence to remember the lives lost on 9-11-2001...
Posted: Friday 09/11/20 11:51 AM
We Will Never Forget....
Posted: Friday 09/11/20 8:24 AM
Congratulations to District Chief Edward Thomas. DC Thomas is working his last shift today after 32 years of dedicated service to the City of Worcester, most recently serving as the District Chief in Car 4 - South Division. Enjoy your well earned retirement!...
Posted: Thursday 09/10/20 10:31 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.