Michael J. Lavoie, Chief
PUBLIC NOTICE: City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. has ordered that all visitors and employees in municipal buildings must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, effective Thursday, August 12, 2021. More Information...
City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. this week announced the hiring of Julie A. Lynch as the Chief of Public Facilities and the promotion of Nicole Valentine and Eric D. Batista to Assistant City Managers.
Posted: Wednesday 09/29/21
City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. today announces the retirements of Assistant City Manager Kathleen G. Johnson and Fire Chief Michael J. Lavoie, each of whom has served the City of Worcester for 34 years.
Posted: Friday 08/20/21
With a rise in COVID-19 cases and the proliferation of the highly-transmissible delta variant, as well as a number of breakthrough cases in fully-vaccinated individuals, City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. has issued an Executive Order requiring the use of masks by all City employees and visitors in all municipal buildings.
Posted: Tuesday 08/10/21
Congratulations to FF Terrance Tangney of Car4/Group 3. FF Tangney worked their last shift yesterday after over 33 years of dedicated service to Worcester Massachusetts! Happy Retirement, FF Tangney!...
Posted: Tuesday 09/28/21 8:14 AM
Congratulations to Lt Francis Dumas of Engine 12/Group 3. Lt Dumas is working his last shift today after over 30 years of dedicated service to Worcester Massachusetts! Happy Retirement, Lt Dumas!...
Posted: Friday 09/24/21 12:29 PM
Our thoughts are with the Worcester Police Department (Official) and Officer Garcia's family and friends as they mourn the loss of dedicated family man and beloved police officer, Iggy Garcia.
Posted: Monday 09/06/21 8:24 AM
WFD wants you! Your 1st step is taking the Municipal Firefighter Exam taken place 10/30/21! Deadline is 9/7/21, Don't miss out!...
Posted: Friday 09/03/21 10:24 AM
Members of the Worcester Fire Department had a blast at the 508foreveryoung Back To School Blast! It felt great to show Worcester Kids & Residents what we do! Special salute to Woodrow Adam's Jr for putting on a great event!...
Posted: Tuesday 08/31/21 9:38 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.