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.

Contact Us

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Stow Campus
1 State Road, P. O. Box 1025, Stow, MA 01775
Springfield Campus
100 Grochmal Avenue, Springfield, MA 01151

Who we serve

The Department of Fire Services provides the fire service, regulated industries, and citizens 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.

Recent news & announcements from Department of Fire Services


August 2019 DFS Briefs 

7/26/2019 Department of Fire Services

August 2019 DFS Briefs

Press Release

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #275 Graduates 

8/09/2019 Department of Fire Services

37 Local Firefighters Complete 10 Weeks of Training at the State Firefighting Academy

Upcoming Events from Department of Fire Services

  • Massachusetts Fire Training Council 

    1 State Road, P. O. Box 1025, Stow, MA 01775
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Massachusetts Fire Training Council Meeting Meeting Notices
  • Building Code Coordinating Council Meeting 

    One Ashburton Place , 21st Floor, Conference Rooms 2 & 3, Boston, MA 02108
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Building Code Coordinating Council