Fire Department

Burning Season runs from January 15th through May 1st

Please click here for more information and to apply for a permit online.

Free Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

The Agawam Fire Department is conducting a smoke detector and Carbon Monoxide detector installation program in cooperation with the American Red Cross. This program targets senior citizens and families in need with the goal of improving safety in the home.

To be eligible for this program:
  • You must own and reside in the residence
  • Smoke detectors / CO detectors must be absent or greater than 10 years old
  • Smoke detectors must be battery operated (hardwired detectors not eligible)
  • You must allow Agawam Fire Department personnel into your home to install the free detectors.
To sign up for this program click here and fill out the web form. You will be contacted by the Agawam Fire Department to schedule an appointment for installation.

Update on M.G.L. c. 148 section 26F and 26F 1/2 inspections (smoke and CO detector inspections) for residential property sales:

Massachusetts suspended smoke detector and CO detector inspections conducted under M.G.L. c. 148 sections 26F and 26F 1/2 due to Coronavirus state of emergency in March 2020. 

The Agawam Fire Department will begin conducting these inspections beginning on June 8th, 2020 with the following safety practices in place to protect AFD personnel and the public.

  • The Fire Department will contact the person requesting the inspection on the morning of the inspection to ensure that no one in the residence is ill.
  • If an occupant is ill the inspection will be rescheduled for a later date.
  • The Inspector will wear an N95 mask, eye protection and gloves throughout the inspection.


About the Agawam Fire Department

The Agawam Fire Department is a combination Civil Service Career / Call Fire Department that provides fire suppression, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the Paramedic level, and rescue services. The department also maintains fire prevention programs, code enforcement and fire education programs.

Fire Stations

We operate two fire stations 24 hours a day with a minimum of eleven personnel staffing two engines, two ambulances, and a tower ladder. The department also cross mans a medium duty rescue, a third ambulance, and a rescue boat.


When fully staffed, the department employs 48 full time firefighters, 8 Lieutenants and 13 Call Firefighters. The department also employs a full time Fire Inspector, Training Officer, Fleet Mechanic, Deputy Chief and Chief. All of our firefighters are highly trained and attend the Massachusetts State Firefighting Academy once hired.


The department responds to approximately 1,200 fire related incidents annually ranging from structure fires and natural disasters to calls for public assistance. The department also responds to an additional 4,500 EMS incidents a year.

Agawam Fire Department Mission

The mission of the Agawam Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Agawam from fires, natural and man made disasters, and hazardous material incidents; to save lives by providing advanced life support medical services; to prevent fires through prevention, education, and intervention programs; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.