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MassGIS Data: Fire Stations

October 2022

The Fire Stations layer shows the point locations of 771 Fire stations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Overview

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) GIS Program in cooperation with the Regional Planning Agencies and participating communities created the original fire station data as part of the development of Homeland Security Data Layers. MassGIS updated the layer in 2022.

The layer is named FIRESTATIONS_PT_MEMA

Production

The MEMA GIS Program received a fire department list from the Department of Fire Services, Executive Office of Public Safety and created a dataset by geocoding the tabular data in ArcMap 8.3. Building locations were refined using ortho imagery. The Boston area was updated based on NOAA data. Data were combined with data from various regional planning agencies. The combined layer was distributed to regional planning agencies for a location accuracy check and updates for Pre-Disaster Mitigation grants or Homeland Security Council funded project. Locations were checked for building accuracy, completeness and attribute accuracy. A final review and check were conducted by MEMA and MassGIS.

MassGIS  conducted subsequent updates using data from DFS and the towns, with support from other publicly available sources such as Google Streetview and massfiretrucks.com.

Attributes

The layer's point attribute table contains the following fields:

MASSGIS_ID Unique ID (Town ID + station count)
NAME Fire department name
OFFICE Office or branch name
ADDRESS Station address
CITY Station municipality
STATE Station state (all "MA")
ZIP Station ZIP Code
L_SRC Location source
SOURCE Attribute source
L_DATE Location date
ADDR_PT_ID Address Point ID (centroid coordinates)
MAD_ID Master Address Database ID

Maintenance

MassGIS maintains this layer and will make periodic updates.

In late 2021 and early 2022 MassGIS conducted a full dataset update to verify, modify, add, or remove the location and attributes of all stations.

In Fall 2022, the Newburyport sub station, East Otis Fire Department, West Tisbury Station 1, and Marion Station 2 were added.

 
Last updated: October 19, 2022
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