Our Approach

It is the mission of the Boylston Fire Department to protect the lives and property of the people in the community from fire, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, and other emergencies by providing prompt, professional service.

Meet the Team

The Boylston Fire Department is staffed by 3 career Firefighter/EMTs, Mon-Fri, from 6am to 5pm. Evenings, overnights, and weekend shifts are supplemented with per-diem and paid-per-call volunteers.

Joe Flanagan


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Donnie MacKenzie


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Jason Bradford


Lt. Bradford is the department's EMS coordinator and CPR instructor. He is the lead SAFE instructor for the Boylston/Berlin school system, and is also a child safety seat technician.

Our Department

The Boylston Fire Department is a combination career/paid on-call department that provides fire protection and ambulance services to the community. The department has a full time fire chief and two full time fire officers who are on duty from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. along with 45 on-call firefighters, many who are also emergency medical technicians. The fire department operates out of a single station located at 599 Main Street.

The fire department responds to several hundred calls for emergency service every year ranging from medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, structure fires, vehicle fires, brush fires and other alarms. The department operates one basic life support ambulance, two engine companies, one tanker, one specialized rescue vehicle, two brush fire apparatus, a marine unit and two command vehicles. The fire department also provides inspection services, fire prevention and education programs along with community CPR and First Aid classes. Fire department personnel participate in regular training activities to keep their skills current so that they may provide the highest level of care to the community.



If you would like to serve your community by volunteering on the Boylston Fire Department, please email your resume and a cover letter to Chief Joseph Flanagan. See contact us section for more details.