Prevention

Fire Prevention Officer

Lieutenant Carl Viera

Lieutenant Viera is responsible for enforcing all state and local fire codes and regulations throughout Longmeadow's community and public buildings. In the modern era, fire prevention services are considered equally, or perhaps more important than fire suppression. In fact, there are far fewer fires today than in the past, a credit to the prevention efforts of the fire service. The Longmeadow Fire Department offers a full range of fire prevention services to the residents and businesses of the community.

Department Responsibilities

In Massachusetts, local fire departments are responsible for the enforcement of all state and local fire codes and regulations. More specifically, the department’s Fire Prevention Division is responsible for:

  • Granting permits
  • Handling technical issues involving the fire code
  • Maintaining records
  • Investigating fires that occur
  • Public education
FPO Carl Viera

Fire Alarm Bylaw

Voters at the 2006 Annual Town Meeting passed a new bylaw requiring home owners and businesses with alarms that summon the Longmeadow Fire Department to obtain a permit. For a better understanding of the requirements of this new bylaw, please read the information package (PDF) that includes the:

  • Fire alarm permit application
  • Introductory letter from Eric Madison, Longmeadow Fire Department Chief
  • New rules and regulations

Inspections

All schools, commercial buildings, and multiple dwellings in Longmeadow are inspected on a regular basis.


Longmeadow Fire Department Fee Schedule
  
Inspection typePermit fee
  
Residential smoke detector$50
Oil burner installation$50
Above ground tank installation$50
Above ground tank removal$50
Underground tank installation$100
Underground tank removal (residential)$100
Underground tank removal (commercial)$200
Storage tank renewal (3 years)$150
Gas station inspection (per pump)$25
Fireworks display (detail costs additional)$100
Ammunition/powder storage$25
Propane storage (annual for commercial)$50
Other miscellaneous permits$50
Annual inspections (commercial)$50
Quarterly inspections (health care)$50
Fire reports$10

Permits on appropriate forms must still be submitted by email or mail. Please note on permit if Online Bill Pay was used.