Fitchburg Fire Department

Welcome to the Fitchburg Fire Department

Fitchburg Fire has 3 locations. Central Station is located at 33 North Street, Oak Hill Station is located at 234 Fairmount Street, and Summer Street station is located at 42 John Fitch Highway.

 Smoke Detector Regulations   

If you are selling a residential property in the City of Fitchburg, you must contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (978) 345-9672 to schedule a Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection at least two weeks prior to your scheduled closing to ensure you will get an appointment and have time to make any necessary changes, if required. Certificates of Compliance are valid for sixty days from the date of issue. The Fire Prevention Bureau is available to conduct inspections Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. If the property consists of six or more residential units, you may be required to have an electrician present during the inspection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ***Please note - New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property, regardless of whether mail is delivered to such building or property.

 Upon transfer of ownership, all residential properties in the City of Fitchburg must be equipped with hard-wired Photoelectric  smoke detectors with a battery backup. Ionized Detectors of any kind are not allowed under Massachusetts Building and Fire Codes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please see the Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Regulations below for additional requirements.


26F, 26F1/2 Certificate of Compliance Fees


Number of Residential Units                                                       Fee


1/Condo                                                                                          $50.00

2                                                                                                        $100.00

3-6                                                                                                    $150.00

7+                                                                                                      $500.00


Re-Inspection After Each Failed Inspection                  Additional $25.00


***Please have a check or money order made payable to the City of Fitchburg.