Frequently Asked Questions

Why do homes have to be inspected for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
State law requires smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to be located in all residential dwellings. To ensure compliance, all dwellings must be inspected by the Fire Department upon sale or transfer of the property.

What steps should I follow for safe evacuation of my home?
Important information is contained in the brochure:

Home Fire Escape Drills: It Starts With Planning, It Works by Practicing

Useful tips that could save your life include planning 2 ways out of each room.

Can I burn brush in Lexington?
State law restricts open burning to the period from January 15 to April 30 each year. Conditions for burning are strictly controlled. Persons desiring permission to burn must call the Fire Department on the day they desire a permit.

Read more about open burning.

Who should I contact with questions about my ambulance bill?

31 Smith Place
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 682-1841