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Resources for the Fire Service

DFS supports local fire departments. We do this with training, fire prevention, fire investigation, and emergency response.

DFS supports local fire departments with:
• The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA),
• Hazardous Materials Emergency Response (Hazmat),
• The Special Operations Unit,
• The State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit (F&EIU),
• Occupational cancer awareness, prevention, and early detection programs, and
• The Fire Safety Division (FSD).

The Fire Safety Division provides:
• Fire and Electrical Code development support to the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations;
• Code development support to the Board of Boiler Rules;
• Fire code enforcement support;
• Boiler code enforcement support;
• Licensing of regulated industries;
• Fire data and statistics, and
• Resources for fire and life safety education.

Contact Information


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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