Fire Prevention Office

Information for the Business Community

The Fire Prevention Office is located at:

2342 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876

*Please note, this not a mailing address and the office is accessed from the parking lot entrance.

 

Permitting

All commercial sprinkler and alarm permits, as well as residential oil/propane tank, oil burner & smoke detector install permits are issued by the Fire Prevention Office located at our South Fire Station. Permits by mail are not accepted.

Permitting hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 10:00am, exluding Holidays.

To schedule an appointment or speak to Fire Prevention Officer Lt. Daniel Sawicki please call (978) 640-7823 or email   fireprevention@tewksbury-ma.gov

Plan Review

Commercial plan review is done by the Fire Prevention Officer. Plans can be dropped off Monday through Friday 7:00am to 10:00am or by appointment with Lt. Sawicki.

Residential plan review is done by the Lieutenant on Duty at the South Station. Plans can be dropped off daily from 7:00am to 7:00pm. To make sure your plans are ready, please review our guideline here.

Residential Inspections

For residential smoke and carbon monoxide alarm inspections for the sale of a home, please come to the Center Fire Station located at 21 Town Hall Avenue during regular business hours. For more information, please click here.

To schedule an inspection for new construction, additions, oil tank or oil burners, please call the Secretary at 978-640-4410.

Commercial Inspections

To schedule a commercial inspection with the Fire Prevention Officer, please call 978-640-7823 or email fireprevention@tewksbury-ma.gov

Inquiries

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) 640-7823.

Residential code compliance issues should be directed to the officer on duty at (978) 640-4410.

A link to the Tewksbury Backflow Prevention Test Permit

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.

General Information
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 148
CMR 527 - Board of Fire Prevention Regulations
MA -Approved Gas Appliance Model
Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts
Commercial Cooking Operations - Inspection and Cleaning Requirements
Smoke Alarm Regulations - State Resources
Burn Prevention and Burn Awareness
Department of Public Safety License Lookup
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