How to Activate DFS Special Operations Resource

Information for fire incident commanders on how to activate DFS Special Operations Resources

Special Operations Coordinator

The Details

What you need

The Department of Fire Services Special Operations team can be activated 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For immediate response, call 508-820-2000 (MEMA)

You will be asked for:

  • Names of requested resources
  • City/Town of the incident
  • Contact name and number
  • Nature of the incident
  • Street address

Once a response has been activated, the requesting agency will be contacted with an ETA of the vehicle(s) and directions for the incoming vehicles to the incident.

For more information and to book resources for scheduled events, please call the Special Operations Office at 978-567-3171.

How to request

For emergencies call: (508) 820-2000

For non-emergencies call: (978) 567-3171

Next steps

Activation Flyers

Download and post these activation flyers in the watch room.



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