The Somerville Fire Department's five fire stations are staffed by 152 full-time firefighters, of which roughly half are trained EMTs. Because they respond to both fire and medical emergencies, their entire fleet—which includes five fire engines, two ladder trucks and one tower ladder truck—is equipped with life support equipment such as defibrillators. The department is also equipped for special ops, hazmat ops and water rescue.
Stations are located in Winter Hill (266 Broadway), which also serves as their headquarters; Spring Hill (265 Highland Ave.), Union Square (255 Somerville Ave.), Teele Square (6 Newbury St.), and at the Lowell St. Station (corner of Lowell and Somerville Ave.). The Fire Prevention Office is located at the DPW at 1 Franey Road.
The all-volunteer Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department provides support for both City firefighters and police via three squads that provide lighting for emergencies, water pumping during flooding, and on-scene rehabilitation services.
Fire Department Office hours are Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. Emergency services are, of course, 24/7.
- Hours: 24/7
- Handicap Accessible: No
- Number of firefighters: 152
- Number of trucks: 8
- Fire department services: Engine, Ladder, Rescue
- Type: Professional