Fire Department

Important Information Regarding Changes to Permits and Inspections 

Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Inspections:
Smoke/carbon monoxide detector inspections are now being done in person. Inspections are conducted on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00am. A virtual inspection may be requested at the time of scheduling, based on certain health risks and other factors related to COVID-19. 

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 in person at 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
  • 4 Lieutenants
  • 32 Career Firefighters
  • 15 On-Call Firefighters
Facilities & Fire Apparatus 
  • 1 Aerial Tower (Ladder)
  • 2 Fire Engines (Pumpers)
  • 4 Rescue Pumpers (Engines with Jaws of Life)
  • 1 Hovercraft
  • 1 Rescue Boat
  • 1 Command Vehicle (SUV)
  • 1 Fire Prevention Vehicle (SUV)
  • 1 Maintenance / Brush Fire Unit (Pickup Truck)
  • 3 Fire Stations

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