Fire Prevention

*The NEW phone number for Lowell Fire Prevention is (978)674-4594*

NOTE: The downloadable PDF’s for Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detector requirements have been updated.

NOTE: You must have the year the property was built or substantially modified in order to schedule a smoke detector appointment.

Fire Prevention staff consists of:

  • Deputy Chief Tim Casey
  • Lt. William Glen
  • Head Clerk Sherrold Vail
  • Inspector John Diaz
  • Inspector Brian Poitras
  • Inspector Walter Humphrey
  • Inspector Steve Felde

Fire Inspections

Many fires can be prevented through fire inspections and code enforcement. Fire inspections are performed by certified code enforcement officers on a predetermined schedule. Chapter 148 of the Massachusetts General Laws and 527 CMR serve as the required compliance code and regulations, along with other local building, fire, and life safety codes.


 Responsibilities also includes the issuing of permits for:

  • Blasting
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler installation
  • Fireworks
  • Propane 
  • Permits for Above Ground and Underground Tank Installation and Removal
  • Tent Structures

Inspections are performed on all occupancy types throughout the city of Lowell.


"The best way to reduce the damages of a fire is to prevent it."