The mission of the Longmeadow Fire Department is to minimize the risk to the community from fire, medical emergencies, and other threats to life and property. This will be accomplished through prompt emergency response, aggressive public education, code enforcement and cooperative community involvement.
The priorities of the Fire Department will be preservation of life and health, including our own, followed by protection of property and incident management. All resources available to us will be utilized to ensure these priorities are met.
In recent years the use of such devices have become increasingly popular; the increase in usage has also resulted in complaints from neighbors of residents using these devices regarding improper use relative to fire safety hazards or conditions potentially injurious to the public health. These new guidelines hopefully serve as a useful checklist for the proper and safe operation of these devices.
Although these guidelines are not regulations and, therefore, not enforceable, both the Fire Department and the Board of Health already have the authority to enforce existing state regulations within their scope (the Fire Department enforcing fire safety regulations; the Board of Health enforcing air pollution regulations and state laws in regard to pubic health nuisances).
Fire Alarm Bylaw
Voters at the 2006 Annual Town Meeting passed a new bylaw requiring home owners and businesses with alarms that summon the Longmeadow Fire Dept. to obtain a permit. For a better understanding of the requirements of this new bylaw, please read the information package that includes an introductory letter from Eric Madison- Longmeadow Fire Dept Chief, the new rules and regulations and a fire alarm permit application.
The Longmeadow Fire Department is located at 44 Williams Street and is open 24 hours a day. For normal business such as inquiries and the Fire Prevention office, please contact the Department Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.
For emergencies please dial 911
Fire Prevention: 413-565-4108 or firstname.lastname@example.org