Martin Dyer, Acting Fire Chief
In anticipation of a forecasted snowstorm on Wednesday, Jan. 25, a Declared Winter Parking Ban for Worcester will go into effect at 2 p.m. Worcester Public Schools previously announced a two-hour early release.
Posted: Tuesday 01/24/23
City officials have been preparing for a winter storm on Monday, Jan. 23, that may bring at least 2 to 4 inches of snow to Worcester. A Declared Winter Parking Ban will go into effect at 2 p.m. in anticipation of plowing operations. Beginning at 11 a.m., municipal parking garages will be free of charge to any vehicle that enters until the Declared Winter Parking Ban is lifted.
Posted: Monday 01/23/23
At 2:21 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, a body was recovered by Worcester Fire Department divers from Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Out of respect for the victim and family, no further details will be available at this time.
Posted: Tuesday 01/03/23
These kindergartners and second graders were on point today with fire safety. They were respectful and answered some fire safety questions. They were given the message to "close before you doze". Before you go to bed you should make sure the bedroom door is closed. Having a smoke...
Posted: Tuesday 01/31/23 6:09 AM
The Worcester Fire Department Public Education Unit had some very attentive kindergarten and second graders today during fire safety with community helpers. They learned "What is an emergency?" and "When the smoke alarm goes off, we get out and stay out!" Home fire drills are...
Posted: Thursday 01/26/23 1:35 PM
Although the recruits are getting ready to change over from green shields to company shields their training will never stop. Headquarters companies were out training cutting metals.
Posted: Sunday 01/22/23 9:48 PM
Worcester building officials, fire officials, and fire protection engineers join the MA chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators in Boston for a presentation given by John Barylick on the Station Nightclub Fire. This event reminds us how important Fire and...
Posted: Friday 01/20/23 7:58 PM
Worcester Fire joined other public safety officials at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for the IFC public safety event. These college students expanded their knowledge base in the areas of community risk. "Fire prevention is everyone, everyday."
Posted: Thursday 01/19/23 9:08 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.