Department of Fire Services (DFS)

Department of Fire Services

The Department of Fire Services provides training for firefighters, fire prevention, fire code enforcement, education to the general public, and oversees fire investigations through the Office of the State Fire Marshal. We support the fire service in the protection of life and property, promote and enhance firefighter safety, and provide fire service leadership through policy and legislation.

Who we serve

The Department of Fire Services provides the fire services, regulated industries, and citizens with training, education, prevention, investigation, and emergency response services throughout the Commonwealth. This work includes training firefighters, hazardous material response, fire investigation, public education in fire and life safety, incident support, and more.

Past Notices of Open Meetings and Hearings

Past Minutes of Open Meetings and Hearings

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Presents 28th Annual “Firefighter of the Year” Awards 

11/21/2017 Department of Fire Services

Firefighters from 22 Massachusetts fire departments were honored today for heroic acts of bravery at the 28th annual “Firefighter of the Year” Awards ceremony.


December 2017 DFS Briefs 

12/01/2017 Department of Fire Services

December 2017 DFS Briefs

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