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 supported by 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.
Deferred Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Inspections
All deferred smoke and carbon monoxide alarm inspections on real estate transactions must take place by Oct. 9, 2020. The deferral ended July 10, 2020.
Adopt a Fire Hydrant - NEW Safety Initiative
When fire hydrants are cleared out after a snow fall, it can save first-responders invaluable time in potentially life-saving emergencies. Now, residents can help by adopting a hydrant in which they will be responsible for clearing after a snow fall. Read more...
Home Safety Checks
Weston Fire Department, in partnership with the Council on Aging, is offering home safety checks for older residents. Read more...
Lock Box Program
The Department has made special arrangements with the Knox Company and Kidde for the purchase of metal “residential lock boxes” that have high security access available only to the Weston Fire Department. These boxes can be purchased and the Fire Department will install them free of charge. Please call the station at 781-786-6101 for these box prices. Read more...
Smoke Detector Inspections
If you are selling your home, you will need a certificate of compliance that shows your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms meet the requirements for a sale or transfer. Please read up on Preparing Your Home for Smoke & CO Alarm Inspections and call to schedule an inspection. Effective October 1, 2020 there will be a fee for each 26f inspection.
Also note revised smoke alarm regulations went into effect in 2016, which apply to one- and two-family residences built before 1975. Read more...