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The East Longmeadow Fire Department works directly with the East Longmeadow Public Schools educating school age children with fire and life safety education programs.

The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services provides resources through a state initiative known as the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program.

Firefighters stress several key fire safety behaviors with age and developmentally appropriate lessons. These include: 
  • Stop, drop, and roll
  • Making and practicing home escape plans
  • Reporting fire and emergencies
  • Crawl low under smoke
  • Smoke detector awareness & maintenance
  • Kitchen safety
  • Firefighter awareness
  • Holiday safety and more

Safety HouseSafety House
The East Longmeadow Fire Department has partnered with the Longmeadow Fire Department with a Twin Meadows Fire Safety House.

The Fire Safety House is designed with a living room, kitchen, and bedroom. These rooms allow the firefighters to stage typical fire hazards that the students can identify. Some of these hazards include: 
  • An open fireplace with matches and papers to close
  • Electrical cord hazards
  • Stove hazards
  • Reporting of an actual emergency using 911

The bedroom is equipped with a smoke simulator that fills the room with artificial smoke. The student learns to crawl low under smoke to the first exit. The student feels the door and finds it warm, simulating fire on the other side. The student then exits out a window and down an escape ladder to safety.

Contact Us
Paul J. Morrissette
Fire Chief

Ben Cote

Brian Daponde
Lieutenant/Fire Inspector

Ph: (413) 525-5430
Fx: (413) 525-5414

150 Somers Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Hours of Operation
Sunday - Saturday 
6:00 am – 6:00 pm
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