Fire Prevention

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The mission of the Chelmsford Fire Department Fire Prevention Office is to help ensure a community that is free from fire hazards through a combination of education, inspections, and enforcement actions. The Fire Prevention Office works cooperatively with residents and other stakeholders to create an environment where fire safety is a primary concern for all. The fire prevention office is the permitting authority for flammable and combustible materials storage and sprinkler and fire alarm plan reviews among other items 

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Fire Prevention Statistics

In 2022, the Chelmsford Fire Prevention Office issued the following permits

  • BDA Installation - 7
  • Certificate of Inspections (Daycares, Healthcare, Liquor Licenses) - 63
  • Dumpster - 2
  • Energy Storage Systems - 4
  • Fire Alarm and Fire Protection System Installation/Maintenance - 447
  • Flammable and Combustible Materials - 72
  • Food Trucks - 2
  • Gunpowder/Ammunition storage - 1
  • Hazardous Materials Processing - 2
  • Hot work/welding - 19
  • Oil burner installation - 27
  • Propane Tank Exchange Cages - 9
  • Propane tank installation - 42
  • Smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector inspection - 536
  • Tank installation - 39
  • Tank removal - 30
  • Miscellaneous - 9

TOTAL NUMBER OF PERMITS ISSUED (2022) - 1309


The Fire Prevention Office also reviewed 240 applications for building permits on behalf of the Building Department

Fire Prevention Information

Fire Prevention Office


50 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Inside Chelmsford Town Hall;
Room LL05