All commercial sprinkler and alarm permits, as well as residential oil/propane tank, oil burner & smoke detector install permits are now issued by the Fire Prevention Office.
The Fire Prevention Office is located at our South Fire Station:
2342 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Please access the office from the parking lot entrance.
Commercial and residential plans are also reviewed at the South Fire Station. The Fire Prevention Officer will review commercial plans and the Lieutenant on duty will review residential plans.
Fire Prevention office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 10:00am and by appointment by contacting our Fire Prevention Officer, Captain Jon Viscione, at (978) 640-4418 or email@example.com.
Smoke detector inspections for the sale of a home will continue to be scheduled at the Center Fire Station located at 21 Town Hall Ave during regular business hours.
All fire and life safety related issues or inquiries for commercial, multi-unit residential, and code compliance within the community should be directed to the Fire Prevention Office at (978) 640-4418. Residential code compliance issues should be directed to the officer on duty at (978) 640-4410.
Attention Contractors and Building Owners and/or Managers:
You are required to obtain a permit from the Fire Department when you disconnect, install or modify any commercial or monitored automatic fire protection system in the Town of Tewksbury. Fire protection systems include fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems. Failure to obtain a permit may result in the issuance of a Fire Code Violation Notice pursuant to MGL c.148A and 527 CMR. A first offense violation carries a $100 fine; second offense a $500 fine; and third or subsequent offenses a $1,000 fine.
This Youtube video link provides a humorous view of residential sprinklers. Residential sprinkler design focuses on life safety and in most cases utilizes the household water supply line. They discharge water in the area of the fire to prevent the un-survivable condition of flashover from occurring. When properly designed and maintained they can also limit fire, smoke, and heat damage in addition to their primary function of saving lives.
|Helpful Phone Numbers|
|Office of the State Fire Marshal (978) 567-3300|
|Licensing and Permits (978) 567-3700|
|Fire and Explosion Investigation Section (978) 567-3310|
|Arson Hotline (800) 682-9229|
|Western Mass Office (413) 587-3181|
|Public Fire Safety Education Hotline (877) 9NO-FIRE|