Fire Inspection Services

Duties & Responsibilities


The East Longmeadow Fire Department’s Inspection Division is responsible for uniform compliance with fire prevention and safety laws and regulations the town is charged to enforce.

Many of them are covered by MGL Chapter 148 (Mass General Laws, Chapter 148, Fire Prevention) or 527 CMR (527 CMR Board of Fire Prevention Regulations).
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Permits & Inspections


The Inspection Division issues permits and conducts inspections for the following:
  • Firework displays
  • Fixed extinguishing system installations
  • Flammable and combustible liquid storage
  • Flammable gas storage
  • Gun powder storage
  • Kitchen hood and duct system installations
  • Liquid petroleum gas storage
  • Oil burner installations
  • Residential / commercial / industrial fire alarm installations
  • Smoke detector for certificates of compliance
  • Sprinkler system installations

Quarterly Fire Safety Inspections


The Inspection Division conducts quarterly fire safety inspections of all health care facilities located in East Longmeadow to meet the requirements of the Department of Public Health.

Certificates of Inspection


The Inspection Division works directly with the East Longmeadow Building Inspector conducting annual inspections required to maintain an approved Certificate of Inspection. Facilities that receive these inspections include health care facilities, restaurants, banquet facilities, nightclubs, private clubs schools, day care facilities, and religious facilities.

Smoke Detector Inspection for Certificate of Compliance


The Inspection Division will issue a Certificate of Compliance after a successful inspection for smoke detector compliance in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, chapter 148, section 26F.

A guide to the Massachusetts Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements is available online.

To schedule an appointment for a Certificate of Compliance call the Fire Department at 525-5430. The fee for inspection and certificate is $20, check or money order only. No Cash Accepted.