A Message from the Chief
On behalf of the members and staff of the Watertown Fire Department, I would like to welcome you to our website.
We are pleased to have this opportunity to present information about our department, the services we provide, and information that you should find helpful. The information on our pages changes on a regular basis, so we encourage you to visit often.
The Watertown Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency response to the citizens of Watertown and its visitors. We respond to approximately 4,500 calls for assistance annually.
Thank you for visiting.
Chief Mario A. Orangio
Watertown Fire Department
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Be Smart Leave Fireworks to The Professionals
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan asks the citizens of Massachusetts to set a good example for your children and leave the fireworks to the professionals. Enjoy the many displays of fireworks supervised by local fire departments and conducted by licensed professionals. Children imitate what they see adults do and if you use fireworks, they won’t realize how dangerous they are. Not only do sparklers burn at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit but they also encourage the use of matches and lighters by young children.
All Fireworks Are Illegal in Massachusetts Without a License
The use of fireworks except by licensed professionals is strictly prohibited in Massachusetts which has adopted the Model Fireworks Law promoted by the National Fire Protection Association. For more information please visit the NFPA webpage on fireworks.
Listing of Supervised Fireworks Displays
For more information:
Look at our Fireworks FireFactors -an information sheet with statistics on fires and serious burn injuries.
Read our Summary of the Massachusetts Fireworks Law - MGL C 148, S39
*Due to the increased volume of requests, we no longer provide WFD shirt patches.
Click here to read personal stories of those affected by home fires.