Martin Dyer, Acting Fire Chief
The Department of Public Works and Parks (DPW&P) has announced that the City’s Permanent Winter Parking Ban will go into effect on Thursday, December 1 and remain through Sunday, April 30. The Permanent Winter Parking Ban applies to emergency arteries, WRTA bus routes, and streets that are critical to the flow of traffic. There is no parking on one or both sides of affected street between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and any time a snow emergency is declared.
Posted: Monday 11/28/22
The City of Worcester’s annual Festival of Lights celebration returns to the Worcester Common Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. The free, family-friendly event hosts numerous lighting features, ice skating, food vendors, community organizations, and performances from 4:30 - 9 p.m.
Posted: Wednesday 11/23/22
As the year 2022 – Worcester’s 300th as a municipality – comes closer to a close, the City of Worcester would like to make the public aware of several exciting Tercentennial developments, including commemorative jewelry, a commemorative book, and an interactive digital edition.
Posted: Wednesday 11/09/22
Today marks the 23rd anniversary that 6 of our brothers paid the ultimate sacrifice. As the years pass we still remember and honor that sacrifice. RIP Tom Spencer, Tim Jackson, Paul Brotherton, Jerry Lucy, Jay Lyons, Joe McGuirk.
Posted: Saturday 12/03/22 7:51 AM
Happy Thanksgiving from the WFD. Please celebrate safely. Thank you to all of our members who are on duty today.
Posted: Thursday 11/24/22 9:59 AM
Posted: Thursday 11/24/22 9:55 AM
Posted: Wednesday 11/23/22 7:25 PM
What a great weekend as Worcester Fire defeated the Worcester Police in a great hockey game. Deputy Chief Roche joined Chief Sargent and others dropping the puck at the Railers game, following the Guns n' Hoses game. Sparky really enjoyed seeing his fans, and Trax and taking lots...
Posted: Monday 11/21/22 7:48 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.