Michael J. Lavoie, Chief
September is National Preparedness Month and the Division of Emergency Management is highlighting the importance of emergency preparedness by encouraging proactive planning for disasters and other types of emergencies.
Posted: Wednesday 09/11/19
Nine members of the Worcester Fire Department will be promoted on August 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Esther Howland Chamber of City Hall.
Posted: Monday 07/29/19
The City of Worcester will host a ceremony recognizing the promotion of three members of the Worcester Fire Department on Tuesday, June 18 at 5 p.m. in the Levi Lincoln Chamber of City Hall.
Posted: Thursday 06/13/19
Early Monday morning, companies overhauled a 3rd alarm fire on Pilgrim Ave. No injuries reported. 2 residents displaced. Heavy fire on front porches extending into 2nd, 3rd floors and the attic. Radiant heat damage to adjacent house. Great job by Group 1 preventing exposure...
Posted: Monday 09/16/19 7:09 PM
Chief Lavoie along with FF's Coakley and Staruk were among Worcester firefighters present today at the MA Fallen Firefighters Memorial in honor of FF Chris Roy.
Posted: Wednesday 09/11/19 8:23 PM
Remembering 9/11/2001 today. Our thoughts are with all who were lost and those who continue to suffer today.
Posted: Wednesday 09/11/19 8:09 AM
Chief Lavoie and the Worcester Fire Department regrets to announce the death of Active Lt. John R. Kennedy of Rescue 1 Group 2. Lt. Kennedy, a 21 year veteran of the Worcester Fire Department, also a long time member of the Dive Rescue and Special Operations Teams as well as the...
Posted: Saturday 07/20/19 2:11 PM
City beaches, spray parks and pool open for the season today, July 1! Please practice safe habits and use good judgement. Never swim alone and always pay attention to posted notices. For more info, visit: bit.ly/2XkkUvC
Posted: Monday 07/01/19 1:14 PM
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.