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Fire Department
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Fire Chief
Address:
37 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone:
413-528-0788 or 413-528-1319
Fax:
413-528-8315
Emergency Phone:
911
Hours:
Call for an Appointment
Burning Season:
JANUARY 15- MAY 1
For BURNING PERMITS call
413-528-1319 x2 or www.bcburnpermits.com
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The Great Barrington Fire Department protects a diverse area with a substantial downtown, densely populated neighborhoods, large mills, rural areas with little water supply, mountains, fields, rivers, and lakes. Each provides its own set of challenges which the department is prepared to meet with a full time chief and 40 dedicated call firefighters. Firefighters are trained in all types of fire suppression, emergency medical care, motor vehicle extrication, and hazardous materials response. Firefighters also operate a rescue team trained in mountain, high angle, ice water, and confined space rescue. The department responds out of two stations to approximately 600 incidents annually, utilizing four engines, a tower ladder, rescue pumper, heavy rescue, and brush truck.
Fire prevention is another important service provided. Substantial time in dedicated to reviewing construction plans, issuing permits, and performing inspections. Additionally, firefighters enjoy teaching fire safety in the schools and at community functions.
Being a firefighter is challenging but very rewarding. We are always looking for firefighters. If you think you have what it takes please contact the Chief or a firefighter you know and apply!