- Fire safety plan reviews
- Residential smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector certification
- Oil tank inspections
- Oil burner inspections
- Underground tank removal inspections
- Annual/quarterly commercial building inspections
Questions about plan reviews and oil tank and burner inspections, please contact Chief Michael Feinberg.
To schedule a quarterly or annual commercial inspection, please contact Capt. Dean Palombo
In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148 and Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code 527 CMR 1.00, commercial permitting and inspections includes fire alarm installations and alterations; automatic sprinkler installation plan review; rough inspections; cutting, blasting, and welding; flammable liquids and propane storage; fireworks displays; tank truck inspections; oil, gasoline, and propane tank installation and removal.
The department also conducts yearly inspections of gasoline service stations, industrial, and commercial businesses that use chemicals, gases and flammable liquids as part of their operational and manufacturing processes.
In addition to these services, the fire prevention officer conducts quarterly fire safety inspections of all schools, assisted living facilities, group homes, and nursing homes. The office conducts fire safety inspections, in conjunction with the building department, of all establishments that serve or sell alcohol.
Residential services include smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections related to the sale of properties; certificate of occupancy inspections for new and existing construction; installation and removal of oil burners and tanks; as well as the installation and removal of above and underground propane tanks.
Public Education and Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E and Senior S.A.F.E.) Officer:
Education is a big part of our mission. The Nahant Fire Department offers several educational programs throughout the year including school visits, fire station tours, SmokeHouse Program, special Fire Prevention Week activities and more. To schedule a tour of the fire station, contact Chief Michael Feinberg or call the station at 781-581-1235 and ask for the shift commander on duty.
“When Fire Strikes: Get Out! Stay Out!” underscores a simple lesson. Because fire can grow and spread so quickly, you may have as few as two minutes to escape safely. When every second can mean the difference between life and death, advance planning is absolutely essential. Visit the National Fire Prevention Week website for more information and home safety instruction.
The fire prevention officer performs mandated quarterly fire drills at all schools and oversees the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) program at the Johnson School
In keeping with the Nahant Fire Department’s commitment to community fire and safety education, the S.A.F.E program has integrated the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) “Remembering When…,” a comprehensive fire and fall prevention program designed to help adults 65 and older to live safely at home. The program highlights general fire safety, safe egress from the home, and cooking safety and extinguishing tips.