Boylston Fire Department
599 Main Street, Boylston, MA 01505  Phone: 508-869-2342 
Open Air Burning- Tips to remain safe during open air burning which is allowed January 15 through May 1. 

Lighters and Matches-
Learn how to keep your family safe by teaching children to not play with lighters and matches. 

Each year many people mistake thin ice for ice thick enough to support the weight of a person or a vehicle. This mistake causes a deadly fall through ice into frigid waters. Hypothermia and drownings can occur when someone falls through the ice. Please talk to your children and educate them and yourselves about the dangers of ice. Remember, NO ICE IS SAFE. Ice depth can greatly vary from several inches to open water with in just a few feet. Please be cautious and always observing your surroundings. If you are unsure or don't know, don't go. If you see someone fall through the ice, call 911 immediately. Going into the water after the victim should be the last option in a rescue effort, wait for the fire department, we are specially trained and have special suits to keep us protected from the frigid waters. Please check out the link from the Minnesota DNR regarding ice safety.
ICE SAFETY- Minnesota DNR website regarding ice safety, safety plans in case of a fall through ice, how to help others who have fallen through and many other tips to remaining safe while enjoying a day out on the ice.

SMOKE DETECTOR RECALL - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall regarding ESL and Interlogix brand 400/500 series smoke detectors.

SPACE HEATER SAFETY - Learn how to keep your and your family safe while staying warm using space heaters. 

Please use the following links to learn about fire safety and what you can do to keep you and your family safe all year. 

Fast Facts About Fire
Safety Information for Consumers
Sparky the Fire Dog-
A fun and interactive website for children to learn and explore about fire safety
Safety Tip Sheets- Download and print multiple safety tip sheets to spread the word
Smoke Alarm Central- Your complete sourse for smoke alarm information

For all you teachers out there, please take a moment and learn how you can help keep your students safe while they are at school. The following link will help you enjoy a safe school year. 

Fire Prevention in Schools

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Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Boylston Fire Department to protect the lives and property of the people in the community from fire, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents and other emergencies by providing prompt, professional service.

Department Overview:

The Boylston Fire Department is a combination career/paid on-call department that provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the community.  The department has a full time fire chief and two full time fire officers who are on duty from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.  The department also has several dedicated, on-call firefighters, many who are also emergency medical technicians, who protect the community nights and weekends.  Two on-call emergency medical technicians staff the station every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and one on-call emergency technician staffs the station each night from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The Boyston Fire Department operates out of a single fire station located at 599 Main Street.  The Boylston Fire Department responds to several hundred calls for emergency service every year ranging from medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, structure fires, vehicle fires, brush fires and other alarms.  The department operates two basic life support ambulances, two engine companies, one ladder company, one tanker, one specialized rescue vehicle, two brush fire apparatus, one marine unit and two command vehicles.  The department also provides inspection services, plan review, fire prevention and education programs along with community CPR and First Aid classes.  Fire department personnel are available to assist residents with placement and operation  of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Employment Opportunities:

The Boylston Fire Department is currently seeking members of the community who would like to serve as on-call firefighters and emergency medical technicians. On-call firefighters and emergency medical technicians respond to emergencies in town between the hours of 6:00 pm and 7:00 am each night. If you are interested in serving your community and would like additional information, please contact Fire Chief Joe Flanagan at (508) 869-2342 or by email at: No prior experience is necessary and training programs are available.

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In memory of all our Brothers and Sisters that have given the ultimate sacrifice.

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