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   Norton Fire Dept.
   70 East Main St.
   Norton, MA 02766
   (508) 285 - 0248


















Welcome to the homepage of the Norton Fire-Rescue Department. The officers and firefighters invite you to search our on-line information and photos. We hope you find the website interesting and informative.

The department covers an area of 29 square miles, and serves a population of approximately 20,000 residents. Our jurisdiction also includes 7 miles of interstate highway route 495, and state routes 123 and 140 intersect the town. Also in our municipality are 5 public schools, a college, a municipal wastewater treatment plant, and industrial and commercial buildings. Norton is mostly a bedroom community with vast wooded areas. There are 3 major bodies of water, the largest being Norton reservoir, which is a recreational lake.

The department assists surrounding communities on regular mutual aid, and we are also members of the county fire task force, and the state mass casualty incident ambulance mutual aid taskforce. We provide advanced life support paramedic emergency medical services, technical and confined space rescue, underwater dive rescue, and fire suppression services. In addition we have a very busy fire prevention office that handles regulatory issues described in greater detail elsewhere on the website.

The department has been equipped by the town with quality equipment and apparatus that have proven to be of valuable service to the community. We recently placed a new pumper in service with complete rescue and extrication equipment with industrial and vehicle capabilities. Our state and interstate highways have seen severe and fatal accidents, which create a regular challenge to the department in terms of training, equipment, and operations.

We have been fortunate to add to our fleet a special hazards truck. A local businessman donated the chassis and body. With help from the town and many extra hours invested by the firefighters, this unit is capable of supporting many types of operations from fires to explosions, special rescues, hazardous materials incidents, and almost any emergency response we need to handle.

The focus of the department has been and will continue to be valuable service to the residents and visitors of the community, professional development of a well-trained and competent workforce, and the safety of our citizens. In addition, we strive to conserve resources, operate safely, and be valuable members of the town and contribute in any way we can.

We invite you to visit our headquarters at 70 East Main Street (Route 123), meet our staff, and tour our facility and equipment. If you have any questions or are interested in programs we offer, please find the attached links to our e-mail system. We are glad to hear from you.


Paul J. Schleicher
Chief of Department