Concord Fire-Rescue strives to be proactive in our commitment to providing the highest level emergency medical services to our community. One critical type of emergency that has seen a dramatic increase in the Commonwealth is opioid overdoses including Heroin. Working under the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Regional Medical Director, Concord Fire initiated training to every Firefighter/EMT on the department approximately 1 year ago on Naloxone or Narcan administration. Naloxone is the generic name for Narcan. Each of Concord’s three ambulances carry Narcan and each member has received continued training on proper identification of patient’s in need of the drug and nasal route administration. Concord Fire-Rescue is proud to note we have been able
to administer this life saving medication with positive results. While we hope education efforts reduce overdose rates, we stand ready to assist our patients with proper Emergency Medical Services if needed.
Please take the time to view this 5-minute video produced by the City of Lowell, with help from the Lowell Fire Department, on important every-day fire safety measures. Fire Prevention keeps us all safe! You can view the video here
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.
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:
Click on the radio Icon
Main Channel Frequency: 483.5375 MHz ~ New PL 156.7Hz
Fireground Frequency: 483.7125MHz ~ New PL 192.8 Hz
Click the scanner at right to listen. You will need Adobe FlashPlayer to listen, but most computers already have FlashPlayer
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.