Prevention

In the modern era, fire prevention services are considered equally, or perhaps more important than fire suppression. In fact, there are far fewer fires today than in the past, a credit to the prevention efforts of the fire service. The Longmeadow Fire Department offers a full range of fire prevention services to the residents and businesses of the community.

Department Responsibilities
In Massachusetts, local fire departments are responsible for the enforcement of all state and local fire codes and regulations. More specifically, the department’s Fire Prevention Division is responsible for:
  • Granting permits
  • Handling technical issues involving the fire code
  • Maintaining records
  • Investigating fires that occur
  • Public education
A man checks a ceiling smoke alarm

Inspections


All schools, commercial buildings, and multiple dwellings in Longmeadow are inspected on a regular basis.

Longmeadow Fire Department Fee Schedule
   
Inspection type Permit fee
   
Residential smoke detector 50
Oil burner installation 50
Above ground tank installation 50
Above ground tank removal 50
Underground tank installation 100
Underground tank removal (residential) 100
Underground tank removal (commercial) 200
Storage tank renewal (3 years) 150
Gas station inspection (per pump) 25
Fireworks display (detail costs additional) 100
Ammunition/powder storage 25
Propane storage (annual for commercial) 50
Other miscellaneous permits 50
Annual inspections (commercial) 50
Quarterly inspections (health care) 50
Fire reports 10