Boylston Fire Department
599 Main Street, Boylston, MA 01505  Phone: 508-869-2342 
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Open Air Burning is allowed from January 15th through May 1st. In order to burn you must first obtain an Open Air Burning permit at the Boylston Fire Department and pay a one time seasonal non-refundable fee of $5.00. ALL PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE BY CHECK ONLY. 

As always, remember to be safe! If your fire starts to burn out of control please call 911 IMMEDIATELY!! 

Please click the document below to download an Open Air Burning permit and download the rules for the 2014 Open Air Burning season. 

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Please click to read safety tips on Open Air Burning

Mass Dept. of Public Safety Open Burning 

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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