Concord Fire-Rescue would like to remind all citizens and visitors to be careful around ice on lakes, ponds and streams with the following tips:
-Ice on moving water in rivers, streams and brooks is NEVER safe
-NO ONE can declare the ice on ponds and lakes to be absolutely safe.
-What to do if someone falls through ice:
-Call 9-1-1 immediately: make sure properly trained and equipped rescue personnel are alerted to respond.
-DO NOT go out onto the ice: many would-be rescuers have become victims themselves.
-Reach, throw, and Get HELP call 9-1-1
-Reach from shore with a branch, pole, ladder or similar object
-Throw a rope to the victim or something to keep them afloat such as a life preserver or boat seat cushion.
-Get help call 9-1-1 DO NOT go out onto the ice where you could become an additional victim.
There has been an important change made to the State Fire Code that the State Fire Marshal’s Office has made effective on January 1st, 2015. The change replaces the old state fire code (527 CMR) with a new Comprehensive Model Fire Code (527 CMR 1.00). This new CMR adopts, in large part, the National Fire Prevention Association’s Model Fire Code (NFPA-1-2012 Edition), with Massachusetts amendments. The new code should result in an improved, more comprehensive fire safety code, using consensus standards recognized throughout the nation. For more information please follow the link here.
Concord Fire-Rescue is implementing a NEW Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection policy, effective immediately. In order for the inspection process to go as smoothly as possible please see the "Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections" section under "Additional Links" or click here.
Thinking of building new home or renovating your old home? Consider installing Fire Sprinklers. Click the logo below to see Mayer and Sheryl Fistal’s testimony.
The Concord Fire Department announces a new Emergency Medical Service Strategic Plan now in service.
Please remember to make your house numbers visible from the street. During an emergency seconds count and it’s a Town Bylaw. House numbers should be a minimum of 3 inches in height and a contrasting color to their background.
Listen to Concord Fire Radio on Your Computer:
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Main Channel Frequency: 483.5375 MHz ~ New PL 156.7Hz
Fireground Frequency: 483.7125MHz ~ New PL 192.8 Hz
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FROM THE DESK OF CHIEF MARK R. COTREAU:
Welcome to the Concord Fire Department Website. Our mission at the Concord Fire Department is to provide quality fire, rescue, and emergency medical service to the public and promote customer satisfaction as well as conduct fire safety talks with students in schools, local groups and organizations.
This site was designed for the citizens of Concord, MA. Our goal with this site is to be an informative site to educate the public about fire, hazards as well as emergency medical assistance and public health concerns. There are many helpful home, fire, medical tips to help keep you and your family safe.