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The mission of the Fire Prevention Division is to promote life safety and property protection through inspection services, public education and enforcement of fire safety laws and codes for all those who work and reside in the City of Waltham.

Specifically, this branch of the department enforces all of the Commonwealth's fire prevention laws as written in the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 148.  Waltham Fire Prevention also enforces the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code 527 CMR. The purpose and intent of 527 CMR is to prescribe minimum requirements and controls to safeguard life, property and public welfare from the hazards of fire and explosion created by the storage, handling, or use of substances, materials, or devices, or from conditions hazardous to life, property, and the public welfare.  For more information on 527 CMR you can contact:

The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations
PO BOX 1025
Stow, MA 01775
Phone: 978-567-3302
FAX: 978-567-3199
Additionally, Waltham Fire Prevention responds to resident, business and industry complaints relating to fire and/or life safety issues.  The Division also manages all record keeping for the Waltham Fire Department.  You can request copies of fire department documents by filling out a Copy Request Form and bringing it to the Fire Prevention Office.


175 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02452-4638
781-647-0892 FAX
Monday - Friday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Counter/Customer Service Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fire Prevention Staff

  • Deputy Chief Cliff Richardson
  • Lt. Scott Perry
  • Lt. Garry Jackson
  • Lt. Damon Ferranti
  • Jen Fitzgerald (Administrative Staff)


Building Plan Reviews Fire Protection Systems Occupancy Inspections Smoke Detector Inspections Fire Details
Storage Tanks Storage of Flammables & Combustibles Fire & Life Safety Education Fire & Arson Investigation Local Emergency Planning Committee