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West Brookfield Fire Department

3 Cottage Street
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Business Phone: (508) 867-1408
Dispatch: (508) 867-1170

DIAL "911"

Monthly Meeting Schedule:

Business Meeting: 1st Monday at 7:00 pm.
Training Sessions: 2nd & 3rd Monday at 6:30 pm.
Maintenance Session: 4th Monday at 6:30 pm.


Richard A. Lapierre, Jr.

Deputy Chief

Daniel  J. Santos


Josh Gagnon


Ben Ash

Department News

We are working diligently to upgrade our quality of service to you, the public. We cannot do it without your continued support. We thank you!

The Department welcomes the promotion of Richard A. Lapierre, Jr. to Chief. 
Congratulations Chief Lapierre!!!!!
Congratulations go out to both Josh Gagnon and Ben Ash on their recent promotion to the rank of Lieutenant.
The Fireman's Relief Association has undertaken efforts to secure donations for the purpose of purchasing a boat for water rescues and trainings.  We are continuing to secure additional donations to outfit the boat.  This is another step taken to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors who enjoy the lake.  We would like to thank everyone who donated towards this worthy cause.

Help Wanted

Junior Firefighter Program and Recruit Training Programs available!
Please Call (508) 867-1408 or email if interested.

Fire Department Apparatus

Attention Business Owners!

In an attempt to have updated contact information during emergencies we are requesting that you fill out the forms below. When an emergency strikes in your business location the Fire Department, the Police Department, or our State Police Dispatch Center may need to contact a local keyholder, or at least the owner. This keyholder may be requested to respond in order for us to make entry so that we can minimize damage or save the property. Please take the time to fill out the form and email it back, deliver it to the Town Hall, or send it to us at: P.O. Box 372, West Brookfield, MA 01585. Thank you!

If you require a Business Inspection please use the Self Inspection Form to evaluate your property prior to our arrival. It will aid you in assessing your business occupancy for fire code violations. If we can assist you in resolving these, please call us: (508) 867-1408 or email:

Burning Permit Information

The West Brookfield Fire Department will be selling burning permits at the Fire Station every Saturday, during the Open Burning Season from 8 a.m. until noon.

Open burning season is from January 15th until May 1st, depending on weather conditions.
You must purchase a permit before you call (508) 867-1066 or logon to: on the day you wish to burn to receive a daily permit number. You need to login or call between the hours of 7:30am and noon, on the day you wish to burn, in order to receive your number.

Please be aware: The Massachusetts D.E.P. is monitoring air quality around the state. On a particular day with "unacceptable" air quality, open burning will NOT be allowed.

~Check here: D.E.P. Air Quality Forecast for the forecast for the day~

Open Burning Regulations

  • You may only burn BRUSH! All other materials are illegal. No leaves, grass, hay, stumps, building debris or any other materials are allowed to be burned.
  • All open burning must be a minimum of 75 feet from buildings or structures.
  • Burning will be allowed to start at 10:00am and must be extinguished by 4pm.
  • Any open fire must be attended at all times by the permit holder.
  • No person shall set, maintain or increase a fire in open air at any time except by permission.
  • You must be 18 years or older to apply for a permit and/or set, maintain or increase a fire once permission has been granted by the Fire Department.
  • You must have an appropriate means to extinguish an open air fire completely at the end of the day or if requested by the Fire Department.
  • The Fire Department can refuse or cancel a permit at any time. (Example: Violation of permit regulations, or change in weather conditions.)
  • See Massachusetts Regulation 310 CMR: DEP 7.07 "Open Burning"

Safety Tips for Open Burning Season

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