The goal of the Fire Prevention Division is to help prevent the occurrence of fire, protect lives and to preserve property through public education and code enforcement.
The fire prevention division ensures the compliance of the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 148 as well as the 527 CMR 1.00 (the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code) . This includes performing routine inspections of new and existing buildings and plan review of new buildings to ensure satisfactory fire protection systems. The fire prevention divisions also investigates routine complaints of fire/life safety hazards.
The fire prevention division also engages in public safety awareness education to prevent the occurrence of the most common causes of fire and other frequent hazards.