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Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention

To protect the public from fire hazards, we inspect properties and issue relevant permits, licenses, and certificates. We also educate the public on fire safety and prevention.

As a division under the Boston Fire Department, we issue permits, licenses, registrations, and certificates. We also handle inspection requests. This includes smoke and carbon monoxide detector compliance for the sale or transfer of residential property, environmental property searches, and obtaining fire reports. Learn more about how our division helps the City of Boston.

Take Advantage OF our online portal

The online option saves you time — instead of visiting us at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, you can apply online and even print out your permit when it has been approved by us. You can apply for some of our permits online, and the list will continue to grow over time.

Go to our online portal

Meet the Fire Commissioner

Joseph FinnJoseph E. Finn has been a member of the Boston Fire Department since October of 1984, and has risen through the ranks of the department. Learn more about the Commissioner.

Fire Prevention
1010 Mass Avenue
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Monday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Important numbers
Fire report and records request:
  • 617-343-3402
Request a Car Fire Report:

All Fire Department phone numbers

News and Announcements

Fire fighters of Engine 41 and Ladder 14 standing in front of a fire truck
Oct 28

Boston Fire Department invests in new safety equipment

Fire Prevention
Boston Firefighter
Oct 6

Fire Prevention week takes place October 9 - 15

Fire Prevention
fire fighters
Oct 3

Hot Work Safety Certificate Program now available

Fire Prevention
New Members of the Boston Fire Department
Jul 7

Mass. Firefighting Academy offering Nightclub Fire Safety Program

Fire Prevention