The Fire Department is responsible for the protection of lives and property from disasters both man made and natural. They accomplish this through fire prevention, education, and suppression. Additional responsibilities include the town’s basic life support ambulance and emergency management. The fire chief is also responsible for emergency management planning.
Including the fire chief, the department is funded for 30 permanent and five call firefighters. The Fire Department operates with seven officers and firefighters assigned to each of four work groups operating out of two stations: five on duty at the Central Fire Station in Weston Center and two at the South Avenue station.
The department responds to approximately 2,500 calls for service annually, of which 1,000 are ambulance related.
Smoke Detector Inspections
For scheduling residential smoke detector inspections, call between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Please note the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations adopted revised smoke alarm regulations that go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016. The changes apply to one- and two-family residences built before Jan. 1, 1975 that have not been substantially altered.