Community Risk Reduction
The fire inspector reviews Inspectional services and permitting for the department, and site plan reviews. For a detailed list of inspections performed and permits processed view Fire Prevention - Inspections/Permits.
Students Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) Program
Community outreach program to educate the citizens on Fire Safety: These are specific programs targeted at school children and senior citizens, but willing to provide educational programs to all groups within the community. Services provided include Family Fun Day, station tours, Fire Safety week in the local schools, and Operation Safe Prom at Bay Path High School. For more information on programs offered, email the SAFE Coordinator, Danielle Robertson.
Fire Investigation Unit
Certified Investigators with advanced training called upon to assist in determining origin and cause of fires.
Fire District 7 Tech Rescue Team
The Charlton Fire Department is also a member of the Massachusetts Fire District 7 Tech Rescue Team. The Tech Rescue Team consists of a Technical Rescue Team and a Dive Team.
Tech Rescue Team
Established in 2011 and is comprised of 50 members from various communities within the district. The team has year round capabilities and hosts a variety of advanced skills and equipment. The team covers a number of significant size commercial occupancies that have confined space and technical rescue needs throughout the district. The team trains bimonthly and is advised by a Technical Rescue Committee which is the policy setting body.
Established in 2010 and is comprised of 30 members from various communities within the district. All of our divers and ground support crew are certified as Public Safety Divers through Life Guard Systems (LGS). The team has year round capabilities and hosts a variety of advanced skills including search and rescue, recovery, evidence recovery, ice diving, vehicle recovery and swift water. The team covers over 140 significant sized lakes and ponds, including 3 large rivers in the district. The team trains bimonthly and is advised by a Technical Rescue Committee which is the policy setting body.