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Masterbox System Upgrade Project

The Worcester Fire Department currently operates two types of masterboxes with different means of alarm of transmission. The first type is a hard-wired BANA circuit, and the second type is a wireless radio box. WFD established a phase-out date of March 31, 2018 for the hard-wired BANA line masterboxes.

All current masterbox subscribers using hard-wired BANA circuits must either install a wireless radio transmitter or have their fire alarm system monitored by a qualified central station alarm monitoring service.

For all questions about masterbox maintenance and installations, please call 617-921-0533 or email carnevalek@worcesterma.gov.

To place masterboxes on "telephone alert" or "plugging out" masterboxes, please call 508-799-3473.

Sprinkler Shutdowns

The Worcester Fire Department shall be notified of all sprinkler shutdowns daily in accordance with 527 CMR by calling 508-799-1753. A permit to shut down any sprinkler system to perform repairs, modifications or additions shall be obtained from the Fire Prevention office in accordance with MGL 148 s. 27A. Any work to modify or add to a new or existing sprinkler system also requires a mechanical permit from the building official in accordance with 780 CMR.

Submit Compliance Inspection Reports Online

The City of Worcester Fire Department is now collecting inspection, testing and maintenance reports for fire safety systems via a web portal at BuildingReports.com for the following systems:

  • Clean Agent Suppression System(s)
  • Commercial Cooking Hood Suppression System(s)
  • Commercial Cooking Hood and Duct Cleaning
  • Emergency Responder Two-Way Radio Enhancement Systems (BDAs)
  • Fire Alarm System(s)
  • Fire Extinguisher(s)
  • Fire Pump(s)
  • Fire Sprinkler System(s)
  • Fire Standpipe System(s)
  • Private Fire Hydrant(s)

Questions can be referred to 508-799-1793.


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.

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Phone: 508-799-1822
Investigations: 508-799-1931
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