Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Program

The Fire Prevention program is under the direction of Deputy Stephen Cariveau. Inspections are done on oil burner installations throughout the year, in addition to quarterly inspections done on all commercial, industrial, day care, nursery, preschool, gas station, and multi apartment buildings.

The Fire Department also inspects tank removals, tank installations, tank trucks, residential smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detectors, commercial fire alarm systems, fire suppression sprinkler systems, commercial kitchen fire suppression systems and oil burner installations.

Juvenile Firesetters

Firefighter Stephen Weaver continues this important role for the Hudson Fire Department. This program allows the fire service to provide counseling to troubled juveniles in relation to setting fires. Firefighter Weaver has conducted screening interviews as well as classroom instruction sessions associated with the Middlesex Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Program overseen by the Middlesex County District Attorneys Framingham Office.

Types of Permits We Issue

  • Ammunition Storage
  • Blasting
  • Burning (Seasonal)
  • Commercial Fire Alarms
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Fireworks
  • Liquid Propane Storage
  • Oil Burner Installation
  • Residential Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Detectors (26F& 26F 1/2)
  • Sprinkler System
  • Tank Installation
  • Tank Removal
  • Welding

Smoke / CO Detectors

Scheduling Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide (26F & 26-1/2F) Inspections:

  • Call the Chief’s Office 7-10 days in advance.
  • Lieutenants perform 26F inspections at 10:00 am.
  • Please make arrangements for an adult to be at the residence at the time of inspection.
  • Inspections are $35.00.
  • Certificate to be issued via e-mail at the time of inspection.
  • Certificate is good for 60 days from the date of issue.

For Smoke and CO Detector requirements, please refer to:

Burning Season Permits

Effective immediately the Hudson Fire Department has implemented the following changes regarding Open Burning Permits. Please read the following information carefully before applying for an Open Burning Permit.

  • Burning permits are issued by calling 978-562-3435 and giving your address
  • For 2020, Burning permits are free.
  • Permit is valid for the burning season of the year they are issued.
  • The permit must be activated on a daily basis by calling the Fire Department Dispatch Center at 978-562-3435 on each and every day you wish to burn.
  • In order to re-activate your permit within the burning season, you must know your permit number.
  • Depending upon weather conditions the Department may choose to revoke all permits for any specific day.
  • Violators of Massachusetts Regulation (310 CMR 7.07) may have their permit permanently revoked.

Per Massachusetts Regulation (310 CMR 7.07):

Open burning is permitted from January 15 to May 1 of each year ONLY for the disposal of brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry debris.

*Grass, hay, leaves, and stumps are EXCLUDED.*

All such open burning shall be conducted: on land proximate to the place of generation at a location greater than 75 feet from any dwelling, and between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

No such open burning shall apply to commercial or institutional land clearing for non-agricultural purposes.

Feel free to call the Fire Chief’s Office at (978) 562-5565 with additional questions.