Requesting Fire Department Presence
Fire Department apparatus and personnel can be requested for events inside and outside the City of Cambridge. Those requests will be honored when appropriate and when the Fire Department's minimum requirements for personnel and apparatus allow. Requests include such events and functions as funeral details, parades, neighborhood events, school and daycare visits, and fire safety talks.
For events outside the city, contact Acting Fire Chief Tom Cahill, via contact link: https://www.cambridgema.gov/cfd/contactforms/CFD
For events inside the city there are two ways to make requests. If your event required you to attend a City of Cambridge Special Events Committee Meeting, contact Deputy Chief Colin Walsh, 617-349-4944. Otherwise, contact https://www.cambridgema.gov/cfd/contactforms/CFD, 617-349-4918.
Requests for Fire Safety talks are accommodated through the S.A.F.E. program. Our instructors will give home and fire safety talks to groups such as the elderly, foster care, industry, etc. and we will also attend safety fairs at companies and community events when the instructors' schedules permit. Please email Fire Prevention.
Requests for fire details due to use of candles or cutting and welding are handled by our Fire Prevention Office.
Birthday Parties. Due to the number of children in Cambridge, we are unable to visit individual homes for birthday parties. However, you may schedule a station visit with your group by following the instructions at Station Visits. This is a chance to visit the station and firefighters only. Having cake and ice cream at the fire station is not an option, unfortunately.