Fire Department

Important Information Regarding Changes to Permits and Inspections 

Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Inspections:
In an effort to follow the guidelines set in place by the CDC, we will now be conducting smoke/carbon monoxide detector inspections virtually. The homeowner/realtor should call Fire Headquarters (508-841-8522) at 8:00 am on the desired date of inspection. When calling, please have the complete address, along with year of construction or any substantial renovations or additions. At that time a virtual inspection via FaceTime will be scheduled. 

Form to be completed upon completion of inspection:
Smoke Inspection Affidavit

Open Air Burn Permits:
Open air burn permit applications can be submitted via US mail or the drop box outside of Fire Headquarters, along with a check for $25 made payable to the Town of Shrewsbury. Click the link below for a printable version.
 Open Air Burning Permit Form

Click on the "Permits" link to the left for information regarding other types of permits.

Our Mission

Protect Life, Property and the Environment through Public Education, Fire Prevention and Emergency Response. Be helpful, courteous and professional.
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As administrators of public safety, fire personnel must handle:
  • Collapses
  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Medical emergencies
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Tornadoes
These events remain, as always, unscheduled and unpredictable. These incidents are time sensitive, life threatening, and labor intensive. You never know when they will occur, but when they do, you need lots of trained people immediately.
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The fire department staff, facilities and equipment consist of:
  • 1 Chief
  • 1 Deputy Chief
  • 1 EMS Coordinator
  • 1 Administrative Assistant
  • 4 Captains
  • 36 Career Firefighters
  • 15 On-Call Persons
Facilities & Fire Apparatus 
  • 1 Aerial Tower (Ladder)
  • 2 Fire Engines (Pumpers)
  • 3 Rescue Pumpers (Engines with Jaws of Life)
  • 1 Hovercraft
  • 1 Command Vehicle (SUV)
  • 1 Fire Prevention Vehicle (SUV)
  • 1 Maintenance / Brush Fire Unit (Pickup Truck)
  • 3 Fire Stations

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