Contact Information

Fire Prevention Office Window

Our office is located at Fire Department Headquarters, 491 Broadway (corner of Broadway and Cambridge streets)
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8am – 4pm. (Except holidays)

  • Fire Prevention Permits are issued from 8:00am-10:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm.
  • Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Permts for the Sale of Residential Property are issued from 8:00am-10:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Permits are issued from the permit counter located on the second floor. Payment is made by cash or check. Please make checks payable to the City of Cambridge.

Fire Inspections are by appointment only. Please call the following numbers to schedule a fire inspections:

  • Smoke Detector Sale of Residential Property Compliance Inspection, please call (617) 349-4921
  • Certificate of Occupancy and all other inspections, please call (617) 349-4918

Important: If a Certificate of Occupancy Inspection is required in addition to a Smoke Detector Compliance Inspection, please call the Fire Prevention Office at (617) 349-4918. Both inspections will be done together.

Smoke detector and carbon monoxide permits for the sale of residential property are issued daily from 8-10AM and 2-3PM


Contact Names, Phone Numbers, and Emails:

Deputy Chief Peter Donovan, 617-349-4967, email

Captain Paul Marinelli, 617-349-4968, email

Captain Stephen J. Lawless, 617-349-4971, email

Lieutenant David Pierce, 617-349-4916, email

Lieutenant Christopher Towski, 617-349-4990, email