THE EASIEST WAY TO FIGHT A FIRE IS TO PREVENT THE FIRE BEFORE IT HAPPENS!
The Fire Prevention Division under the direction of the Fire Prevention Coordinator directs all fire prevention activities for the Weymouth Fire Department. The Fire Prevention division conducts fire and life safety inspections, maintains appropriate records, grants permits, investigates the cause and origin of fires, investigates fire safety / code compliance related complaints, and conducts public fire and life safety education programs.
Shift commanders, officers and firefighters assigned to the Suppression division in Weymouth are trained in basic fire prevention methods. Fire companies are assigned inspections in their districts and work together with the Prevention division to identify and make safe, conditions likely to cause fire or impede safe egress in the event of a fire. Fire departments are charged with enforcement of all local and state fire laws and fire related regulations.