Fire Department

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS WANTED

The Leverett Fire Department is now accepting applications for the Jr. Firefighter Program. Juniors Firefighters aged 16-18 will meet regularly to learn about firefighting, emergency medical services (EMS), fire prevention, and rescue skills. Juniors Firefighters upon graduation from high school or equivalent schooling (and aged 18 or older) will be elligible to apply for on call firefighter positions. If interested please fill out and submit an application. To learn more about the program please email shelly@leverettfire.com or come to our Jr. Firefighter Open House on April 28th at 5:30-6pm.

Jr. Firefighter Program Application

CALL FIREFIGHTERS

The Town of Leverett is in need of interested people to become part of the town's call fire department. Duties include response to fires, medical and other emergency events. Training is provided by the town and includes CPR and First Responder training. Required qualifications include: a valid driver's license and residence within 10 miles of the Leverett Public Safety Complex. Hours are variable depending on the timing and nature of emergency calls. Average approximately 3-5 hours per week. Attendance at Thursday night trainings is required. Hourly pay for call and training time.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a call firefighter you can:

1) click here for Fire Department application, obtain a copy at the Leverett Public Safety Complex, or at the Leverett Town Hall,
2) contact the Fire Chief via email at Chief@LeverettFire.com or by phone (413) 548-9225

Watch the recruitment video made with the Leverett and Sunderland Fire Departments. The video explores the work and training that Call Firefighters do to keep our community safe and to respond to emergencies.

PERMITS

The Fire Depertment issues many permits. Here is a partial list. Contact the department if you have any questions.

  • Oil burning equipment, liquefied petroleum gas containers and systems, transportation of flammable and combustible liquids, tanks and containers, explosives, model rockets, lumber and other forest products, use and maintenance or temporary portable space heating devices and equipment used in construction, cannon or mortar firing, certificates of occupancies, sprinkler systems, burning permits, building permits, blasting, smoke detectors, fireworks, safety inspections and carbon monoxide detector inspections.

HOUSE NUMBERS

The visible posting of your house number is very important in case of an emergency. If your number isn’t posted, please post it. The Leverett Fire Department offers red street house numbers available at no cost to Leverett residents to increase the visibility of your driveway and home. This allows crews to more easily find your location in the event of an emergency. To request a house number email Chief@LeverettFire.com or call the department at (413) 548-9225.

SAFETY TIPS

  • "Smoke Detectors Save Lives" so check them monthly and change the batteries at least twice a year. Carbon monoxide detectors, should be checked in the same manner.
  • Check your home for any hazards such as combustibles stored too close to a source of heat, frayed cords, or chemicals stored improperly.
  • Create an escape plan. Have a second way out of your home in case the usual way is inaccessible. Also, plan a meeting place for all occupants so you can ensure everyone is out of the home.
  • Finally, emergency vehicles can’t reach your house if your driveway is impassable because of snow or ice. Please keep your driveway clear to minimize response time to your emergency.

OPEN BURNING PERMITS

Brush burning season starts on January 15 and runs through April 30.
Permits are only available online at this time on the day you wish to burn (weather permitting) between 8:30-1:00pm. Burning must take place at least 75 feet from a structure between the hours of 10:00 am. and 4:00pm at which time the fire must be extinguished. Only one pile of brush may be burned at a time. Make sure you have water available ready to extinguish, if needed. The best time to burn is when there is snow on the ground. Do not wait until late March or April when dry, windy conditions may cause early closing of the season.
To learn more and obtain a permit:

Additional Info

Leverett Fire Department
95 Montague Road

Fire Chief:
Brian Cook

Phone:
Emergencies Only: 911
Dispatch: 413-625-8200
Non-emergency: 413-548-9225
Fax: 413-345-6733
Email: Chief@LeverettFire.com

Burning Permit:
January 15th-May 1st
Online Burning Permit

Training
Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm

Current Fire Department Openings:
Jr. Firefighter Program (Ages 16-18)
Call Firefighter

Calendar of Events
Mon, Oct 17, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom
Mon, Oct 17, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125147556
COA -- SCHEDULED
Fri, Oct 21, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Posted to: Council on Aging
Special Town Meeting -- SCHEDULED
Tue, Nov 1, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Leverett School Gymnasium
Posted to: Select Board
Leverett Public Forum -- SCHEDULED
Thu, Nov 10, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom
Mon, Nov 14, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Hall & online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125147556