Department of Fire Services (DFS)

The Department of Fire Services helps keep communities safe. We provide firefighter training, public education, fire prevention, code enforcement, licensing, fire investigation, hazardous material response, and emergency response.

Keeping Massachusetts Safe from Fire

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Stow Campus
1 State Road, P. O. Box 1025, Stow, MA 01775
Springfield Campus
100 Grochmal Avenue, P.O. Box 51025, Springfield, MA 01151
Bridgewater Campus
911 Conant Street, P.O. Box 157, (No access from Flagg Street) Use GPS Coordinates: 41°57′4″ N 70°57′18″ W, Bridgewater, MA 02324


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Who we serve

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

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Recent news & announcements


January 2024 All Hands Herald 

1/08/2024 Department of Fire Services

The All Hands Herald is the news magazine for the Massachusetts fire service

Press Release

After Six Months, New Tracking Tool Identifies 50 Lithium-Ion Battery Fires 

4/17/2024 Department of Fire Services

Standard Nationwide Method Recorded About 20 Per Year

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