Smoke Alarm Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, 9am-11am.
Smoke Alarm Certificates of Compliance
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 148, Section 26F and 26F ½, requires that all properties being sold be inspected by the Fire Department for compliance with smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm regulations.
You must know if the residence is connected to a central station alarm company such as ADT. If so, a technician from the alarm company, or someone that can reset the alarm, must be present.
The State has issued guidelines regarding the inspection of smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarms for the sale of 1 and 2 family homes. One of the major concerns is the age of the detector. It is highly recommended that the owner have their alarms checked before the Fire Department comes to inspect their residence. It is recommended that the homeowner replace any devices whose age is uncertain.
NEST Smoke Alarm AND CO System Rules
Battery operated NEST Smoke/CO detectors are allowed for residential smoke detector coverage if the home or condo:
a. Was built prior to 1975
b. Has not been substantially renovated
Hardwired (120 volt) NEST devices are allowed in residences that were built or substantially renovated between 1975 and 2008
Homes built after 2008 with a garage are required to have heat detectors in the garages. NEST does not presently produce or support a device that is in compliance with the heat detector requirement. Therefore, NEST systems are not allowed in homes built or substantially renovated since 2008.
To schedule an inspection, please use the link below. If you have any questions, please call, 508-528-2323. This link can be used to schedule an oil burner installation, residential oil tank removal/installation, and smoke & carbon monoxide inspections.
Please understand that inspections are performed by the on-duty Battalion Chief. Emergency calls may delay the crews arrival at your inspection. Every effort will be made to contact the individual who scheduled the inspection, but sometimes this is not possible. If a delay does occur please call 508-528-2323 and choose the option for Fire Prevention. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
ALL SMOKE ALARMS MUST BE PHOTOELECTRIC OR CARBON MONOXIDE/PHOTOELECTRIC ONLY. IONIZATION TECHNOLOGY IS NOT ALLOWED.